I have a small business with about 10 PC's (plus Android devices and other kit that attaches to the network). I really enjoy doing my own IT and although I'm not an IT professional, manage my own network with Windows Server 2012 Essentials.
This has been great generally, but I'm now much busier with the actual business side of things and unfortunately do not have the time to deal with server management, specifically AD. Our main management software uses SQL server.
My questions are:
- Could the AD part of our network management be taken care of by Azure with no additional infrastructure (i.e. do I actually understand what Azure is for)?
- If we did this, could I still store our SQL server on our local Windows Server?
I appreciate that the answer could be "well hire an IT manager, then", but we really are a small business with 10 employees and network management work is extremely sporadic.
Thanks in advance, Adam