What is it like running SQL Server on Tessell?

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Deploy fully-managed SQL Server databases on both standard and high-performance infrastructure in your own cloud accounts. Achieve up to 2 million IOPS at a fixed and fractional cost.

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Set up HA/DR across regions and clouds to achieve Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for your mission-critical databases.

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Achieve zero data loss protection and point-in-time recovery with our Availability Machine. Support for native backups for longer-term retention, compliance, and to avoid cloud lock-in.


Create data anonymization policies and spin up/down secondary environments like UAT, QA, and Dev with just a few clicks.

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Tessell for SQL Server

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Choose Your Desired Infrastructure

High Performance: Run your databases on high performance cloud infrastructure with locally attached NVMe storage. Achieve up to 2 million IOPS. Take cloud-native snapshots the same way you do for standard cloud storage. Stop/start the service any time without any loss of data. Enjoy utility consumption.

Standard : Elastic cloud storage for your standard workloads. Take cloud-native snapshots. Stop/start the service on demand for utility consumption.

Fully customize your databases

You get to choose the version, both major and minor version, for your databases. Patches for version update are applied based on your preference.

You can also pick the database edition of your choice: Standard or Enterprise or Developer.

Cross-region, Cross-cloud Data Protection

The Tessell Availability Machine provides zero data loss protection for both single-AZ and multi-AZ HA databases.

Easily set up disaster recovery sites to handle region and cloud failures. Perform DR drills on demand and achieve high fidelity BCP (Business Continuity Plan).

Tessell leverages SQL Server Always On to achieve both multi-AZ HA and cross-region/cloud DR.

Enterprise-grade Data Governance. Consumer-grade Data Consumption.

Create and store all formats of data including snapshots, native backups, sanitized snapshots/backups, and database dumps (logical exports).

Create data access policies (DAP) to securely share data with secondary environments, such as UAT, QA, and Dev, spread across various regions.

No cloud lock-in. Download backups anytime in one click or create clones on demand.

Cloud-native. Multi-cloud. Hybrid Cloud.

DRaaS : Use Tessell for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). We will help you create a disaster recovery site in the cloud for your existing databases

Migration : Whether your existing databases are on-premises, or they are self-managed in the cloud, or you are using a managed cloud database service provider, our migration services will help you seamlessly migrate the databases to Tessell. You can jus sit back, relax, and enjoy.

Governance @ Your Terms

Deploy databases in your own cloud infrastructure accounts. Secure them by bringing your own networks, keys, security policies, and identity providers.

Curate the cloud infrastrucutre as per your needs to provide a walled garden experience for the developers in your organization.

Customize the backup SLAs to store backups for longer term protection as per your compliance needs.

Benefits of SQL Server on Tessell


Did you size the database for peak workload expectations? Do you worry about ever changing IOPS requirements and the unpredictable cost of managing SQL Server databases?


Do you have a DR strategy against regional failures?


Will you be able to access your database servers if needed?


How do you manage your (native) backup compliance requirements?


How do you manage (data sharing and refresh) your secondary environments?

Differentiated Infrastructure

NVMe storage for your data platform with up to 2 million IOPS. Fractional and fixed service cost. Durable cloud-native snapshots. Stop/start services and pay as you go.

Global Availability Machine

Multi-AZ deployments to provide high availability (HA). Fully-managed disaster recovery (DR) that offers cross-region, cross-cloud availability. Achieve bussiness continuity plan (BCP).

Delightful Management

Support for multi-tenant SaaS infra data management. Anonymize and securely share data with secondary environments. Browse and consume data in a self-service manner.

Data Plane. Security. Compliance.

Fully managed databases hosted in your own cloud accounts. No lock-in, you own the servers. Air-tight security. We manage, you control.

Enterprise-grade DBaaS, Consumer-grade Apps


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Quickly create a production-grade database on the cloud of your choice.

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Unparalleled performance with up to 2 million IOPS.

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Large capacity to suit your needs - up to 96 vCPUs, 768 GiB RAM, and 60 TB storage

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Multi-AZ highly available databases for business continuity.

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Advanced deployment options to fine tune the database parameters.

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My Services

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Manage all your services across regions and clouds at one place.

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Enjoy in-built advanced monitoring and logging, or integrate with observability tools such as Datadog.

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Create stop/start schedules tuned to your work calendar. Pay only when the service is up.

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Automatic failover for high availability. Manual switchover for DR drills.

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Easily scale up to handle spikes. Manage read replicas. Controlled sharing with colleagues.

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Availability Machine

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Cross-region, cross-cloud zero data loss protection. Point-in-time recoverability.

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Create all formats of data including snapshots, backups, sanitized snapshots/backups, database dumps.

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No lock-in. Create a transportable database native backup in one-click.

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Policy-driven, controlled, secure data sharing for secondary environments such as UAT, QA, Dev.

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Netflix for enterprise data. Truly self-service like consumption.

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Browse and explore data based on region, time, sensitivity. Preview data without a live database.

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Download native backups on demand.

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Instantly clone snapshots/backups or import database dumps.

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Annotate data points, pin them, tag them, mark them as favorites.

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Enterprise-grade Support for SQL Server

Tessell will take the first call for support, diagnose the issue and expedite speedy resolution.

Choose either Enterprise Edition or Standard Edition or Developer Edition based on your environment. SQL Server can be deployed with Evaluation Edition and can be upgraded to a higher Edition with License Keys. Tessell supports all versions and patchsets that are supported by SQL Server.

Bring your own license (BYOL)

Use your existing SQL Server Database licenses to run SQL Server deployments on Tessell

In the event of a problem, Tessell works with the customers to explain the issue to SQL Server Support and expedite a resolution

On-premises? Self-managed on Cloud? Cloud-native DBaaS?

Our SQL Server experts will help you migrate to Tessell

Tessell will help you upgrade your databases to the latest version so that you don't have to worry about end of support from SQL Server

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