We are planning to migrate our on-premise SharePoint 2013 installation to Azure. We are using Azure as Infrastructure as a Service. So we will have our own servers.
I would like to know if its possible to use On Premise SQL-Server databases on Azure. To save cost of servers and sql licenses we would like to keep SQL Server databases on premise and only migrate the front end SP servers to Azure.
Keeping in mind that we have high bandwidth connectivity between Azure and our data centers.
My questions are:
- Is it doable?
- Is it recommended?
- If tomorrow we would like to move sql servers as well what is the effort needed.