SQL Server Migration

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SQL Server Migration

Many organisations have recently considered the advantages of migrating their SQL Server platforms into Public Cloud. Since Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud's partnership announcement in 2019, moving your databases to Cloud has never been easier or more desirable: and DSP-Explorer are here to make your cloud journey straightforward and risk-free.

DSP-Explorer are the UK's only Microsoft Azure CSP and Oracle CSP and, combined with over 22 years experience in database Managed Services, these accreditations make our knowledge of SQL Server platforms and how best to migrate them into Cloud second to none.

We pride ourselves on managing bespoke solutions that meet our clients' business requirements and improve their capabilities. If it works for you, it works for us.


SQL Server 2008 End of Life

Now that SQL Server 2008 is EOL there will be no further security patches and in all likelihood, it will soon fall out of most compliance regulations. Reduced maintenance capabilities are bound to hit performance. If you are looking at a SQL Server 2008 Migration plan then it pays to consider the options - and considering a migration to Azure could be the optimal solution for your business.

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Microsoft Azure Bitesize...making your SQL Server migration simple.

We know that migrating or modernising your platform can be a huge undertaking, and shouldn't be taken lightly. That why we have developed the Microsoft Azure Bitesize package to provide you with the opportunity to enhance your knowledge, alleviate risk to your database applications, and help you navigate your first migration with ease.
With our support, you can become an effective champion of Azure and demonstrate the measurable benefits of Cloud adoption to your organisation, including lower costs, greater agility and better resource utilisation. Click here to find out more.

SQL Server Migration Services...

DSP-Explorer has created a range of 'quick win' services designed to help you migrate to a new data platform with a minimum of fuss, whilst keeping your future options open.

Some of the benefits of migrating to Azure as follow:

  • Improved performance
  • Reduction in costs
  • Extensive scalability
  • Increased security stature

Once migrated to a modern, evergreen database platform the upside and impact can be clearly measured across performance, security and scalability.

Our consultants and their Microsoft endorsed methodologies are tailor-made for SQL Server migration projects. We'll review your current database estate, examine your options and deliver a Best Practice plan for modernising your database estate. We are happy to take centre stage and implement, or simply act in a supporting role, it all depends on your preferred partnering route.

Your key options are as follows:

  • Modernising using SQL Managed Instance in Azure
  • Migrate SQL Server databases to Azure i.e. "Lift n Shift"
Not sure which of these would work best for your business? Speak to one of our expert SQL Server team.

Book a meeting with one of our SQL Server specialists today and we'll discuss how this approach has already helped many organisations like yours successfully implement their SQL Server migration strategy...





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