AlwaysOn Failover Clustering in Azure Cloud Benefits

by MarkThomas   Last Updated September 02, 2018 19:06 PM

Is there a reason to have AlwaysOn Failover Clustering when database is in Azure Cloud?

I understand the benefits having AlwaysOn Availability Groups in Azure Cloud for Database-Level protection. People can transition heavy Read queries to the secondary replica (to prevent locking-blocking, tempdb issues), offload maintenance tasks, etc.

However why would someone require Failover Clustering in Azure Cloud for Server-level protection? Don't Cloud Services inherently server level protection by itself?

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