SQL Server Database Replatforming

SQL Server Database Replatforming
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Modernising your database

There has never been a better time to modernise your databases; businesses are facing ever-growing data demands, and the need to be able to provide an optimised and reliable customer experience is more crucial than ever in a competitive market.

A straightfoward lift-and-shift operation is of course one option for undertaking a Cloud migration, as our Azure Bitesize programme demonstrates. However, replatforming rather than simply rehosting your database could further ensure that your estate is optimised for the long-term.

DSP's expert team pride themselves on creating bespoke services that are dependent on the business needs of their customers, and our Database Replatforming and Modernisation capabilities are no different.


What is Database Replatforming?

Replatforming goes further to fine-tuning your database capabilities than a lift-and-shift migration could. Put simply, replatforming a database means that one or more components of the database or application is modernised, as well as being moved to Cloud. This approach can be riskier than completing a straightforward database migration, but the additional database optimization can be greatly beneficial when completed carefully and using best-practices. 

What are the benefits of Replatforming?

The obvious benefit of replatforming is the capability for additional optimisations to be achieved en-route to the cloud, which would not occur in a standard lift-and-shift operation. Database replatforming is generally understood to be a 'middle-of-the-road' solution, between rehosting and the more complicated option of refactoring, which can produce long-lasting positive results: specific problems can be addressed before databases are moved to the cloud, which can save time and be a more cost-effective solution.

Although the benefits of undertaking a replatforming project can differ depending on the optimisations you choose to implement, the outcomes can include:

  • Improved scalability, allowing you to accommodate for business growth
  • A better customer experience due to improved reliability and optimised performance
  • Cost-effective solutions to software licensing and resource usage
  • Reduced management efforts allow more time to focus on innovation
  • Improved security and ability to make business-intelligent decisions


Why choose DSP?

With 20 years' experience in the Managed Services industry, DSP's in-house knowledge is second to none in the UK. We are highly accredited as both a Microsoft Azure CSP and an Oracle MSP, and we pride ourselves on the quality of our technical team. More than anything, we ensure that our solutions put the business needs of our customers first - whatever solution would best suit your goals, we'll find a way to make happen.

Whether you are considering rehosting, replatforming, or exploring a Hybrid or On-Premise route to modernise your databases, we have the experience and the know-how to make your modernisation journey a successful one. As an experienced support provider, we are here to provide specialist advice that you can rely upon. We deliver innovative solutions to help you make the most of your IT investments and, of course, to ensure your mission-critical databases and applications are optimised around the clock.

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