DXC Agility Platform now integrated with Microsoft Azure SQL


Recently, the DXC Agility Platform team released a brand new integration with Microsoft Azure SQL.  Microsoft Azure SQL is a managed cloud database provided as-a-service as part of Microsoft Azure.  As a managed service, Azure SQL takes care of database backup while also maintaining scalability and high availability of the database.  There is a very long list of features in the Azure SQL service which greatly reduce the workload of IT and application owners.

While installing and configuring a SQL Server is not overly complicated, there are many features and maintenance considerations to take into account.  By leveraging the Azure SQL service, the process becomes more of a point and click experience to decide the features you need, such as how to scale up/down, specify monitoring metrics, backup requirements, etc.

Now within the Agility Platform, an application owner is able to drag and drop Azure SQL into a blueprint that has web servers, storage, and load balancers. In turn, this not only provides access to many of the Azure SQL features, but reduce time in deploying new/updated applications and service offerings.

Here are some highlights of the supported features of the new Azure SQL adapter:

  • Drag and drop of Azure SQL into new or existing blueprints
  • Support for provisioning, reconfiguring and releasing of the database instance
  • Customizable firewall settings and tiers of services

Please refer to the release notes for more details on features and functionality.

Customers who have the Agility Platform installed within their own data center(s) can upgrade to the newest version of Agility and/or updated adapters. Please refer to the documentation to review which versions of the Agility Platform the Adapters have been certified against; an upgrade of Agility may be required.

For customers using DXC managed cloud offerings, such as BizCloud, discuss this update with your account representative. Those DXC Services follow a separate schedule for updating the platform and the unique services they provide.


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