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Sure, Microsoft’s SQL server relational database management and analysis system is the ideal platform for e-commerce, data center, and line-of-business solutions. But, what about those mid-sized enterprises who want to enjoy the countless benefits that MS SQL server has to offer without having to bear the burden of provisioning, patching, and managing an IT infrastructure on their already-overloaded company’s shoulders?

Enter the host with the most. Indeed, a cloud-hosted SQL server system not only will take on all of those headache-inducing SQL server-related infrastructure and maintenance jobs, but also manage them seamlessly and efficiently. By moving infrastructure responsibilities to a host, companies can spend their time harnessing the resources they already have and use them for critical applications. After all, wouldn’t companies rather focus on their applications instead of administering to their databases?

Outsourcing a company’s IT needs to a cloud hosting service provider will also yield significant cost savings. Without question, cloud-hosted SQL Server systems provide the most flexible IT infrastructure, which will help companies drive down management expenses while building differentiated services.

Specifically, cloud-hosted SQL server solutions allow companies to quickly scale their resources up and down, while allowing them anyplace/anytime access. This, of course, saves on employees’ travelling time and expenses, as well as permits multiple users to access data simultaneously.

What’s more, the subscription model on which cloud-hosted SQL servers are based will exponentially increase users’ returns on investment. Consider this: An on-demand, pay-as-you-go infrastructure allows companies to store data in order to modify and manage their applications. Consequently, this allows them to slash their regular monthly charges by paying only for the resources they use.

Yet another benefit of a cloud-hosted SQL server is its ability to use the host’s support staff. It also saves companies from having to purchase on-premises hardware. As a result, companies will savor seeing setup, operational, and maintenance costs take a nosedive.

But wait, there’s icing on this proverbial cake. By using a cloud-hosted SQL server, businesses will no longer need to dip into precious company capital expenditure for a dedicated server.

With cloud-hosted SQL servers, companies will see both immediate savings – on real estate, cooling, and power – and future savings – thanks to a now non-existent need to invest in a data center.

Shifting a company’s workforce to a cloud-hosted SQL server platform allows an IT staff to assign company resources based on company need. This will free up their time for important matters, such as growing their business (as opposed to tending to ongoing technical dilemmas).

Cloud-based SQL server hosting – because of its ability to take the load off and to save users money – essentially allows companies to cultivate and grow new business opportunities. All hosts should be so welcoming.

Kim KayKim Kay is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor who specializes in technology and possesses more than 20 years of experience in B2B and consumer publishing. A noted writer and editor across a myriad of mediums in both in the U.S. and overseas, she has also served as the Editor-in-Chief of Computer Technology Review for more than a decade. Follow her on Twitter @kimberlygkay and like her on Facebook at Ink Spot Publishing.