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Modernizing Microsoft SQL Server2018-08-06T13:24:52+00:00

Will Microsoft SQL Server support your Company’s evolution?

Modernizing Microsoft SQL Server to meet emerging needs is what we do!

Microsoft SQL Server Modernization 101

Modernizing Microsoft SQL Server deployments provides companies with numerous opportunities to improve both technical and operational performance. With SQL Server serving as the data backbone for more than 100,000 companies, modernizing Microsoft SQL Server through upgrade, migration and consolidation has the opportunity to impact business and customer experience globally.  SQL Server upgrades offer the benefits of new features and extended support timelines.  SQL Server migrations provide the opportunity to improve the performance of the underlying platform.  SQL Server consolidations offer improved cost.  Together these three primary approaches to modernizing Microsoft SQL Server offer companies the ability to maintain the benefits of the proven Microsoft SQL Server platform while adopting new capabilities business processed previously unavailable.

Where to Begin?

When evaluating the best approach to modernizing Microsoft SQL Server for a specific environment, it is important to collect information from the widest possible set of stakeholders. As the anchor of many companies’ data and data strategy, any change to SQL server has the potential to impact nearly every individual related to the company.  Employees, Customers, vendors and partners all face potential impact from a companies’ move to modernize Microsoft SQL Server.  As a result, careful planning with all of these constituents in mind will lead to the most successful outcome of any upgrade, migration or consolidation of SQL Server.

Once the stakeholders are identified and potential impact of the Microsoft SQL Server modernization project is documented, the goals of the project can be defined.  Frequently, due to the potentially large size of the impacted audience, what begins as a single project quickly becomes several projects with distinct goals.  Each of the projects should be prioritized based on level of effort, expected benefit, expected cost and potential risk.  Once all of these factors have been carefully considered and agreed upon, the project or projects for modernizing Microsoft SQL Server can be scheduled and the Microsoft SQL Server Assessment can begin.

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