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Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server is a new deployment option announced as generally available during Ignite 2021. The Flexible Server architecture provides predictable performance, multiple high availability options and zone resiliency. The service is designed with clear goals of providing more granular control and flexibility over database management functions and configuration settings. Flexible Servers also provide better cost optimization controls with the ability to stop/start your server, burstable skus, and Reserved Instances ideal for production workloads for cost savings up to 63%. The service is generally available in a wide variety of Azure regions. Watch this episode with Parikshit Savjani and Anna Hoffman to learn more.
Azure Database for MySQL - Flexible Server: https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/mysql/flexible-server/overview
The Economic Value of Migrating and Modernizing On-premises Instances to Azure Database for MySQL: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/the-economic-value-of-migrating-and-modernizing-on-premises-instances-to-azure-database-for-mysql-/
Prepay for Azure Database for MySQL compute resources with reserved instances: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/mysql/concept-reserved-pricing
Azure regions: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/mysql/flexible-server/overview#azure-regions