DB Administration, Security and Compliance for First Distribution

DB Administration, Security and Compliance for First Distribution

First Distribution’s Database Administration, Security and Compliance needs lead it to trusted advisor, Ascent Technology. For any large organisation, Database Administration (DBA) is a vital part of maintaining their Data Platform Operations effectively. As it has...

Ascent Technology helps Bidfood SA migrate to Microsoft Azure

When Bidfood SA chose to modernise and migrate its data platform to Microsoft Azure, it turned to Ascent Technology for help. In a world that is digitally transforming, it is more vital than ever to an organisation’s success to utilise the latest platforms to drive...

Ascent Technology helps migrate Phumelela Gaming to Azure

A Windows Server and SQL Server consolidation, optimisation and migration to Microsoft Azure enables the company to reduce costs, modernise its data platform and boost its innovation capabilities. As an operator running two distinct betting businesses, Phumelela...


Database System Health Check Service from Ascent Technology

Database System Health Check Service from Ascent Technology

A Database System Health Check assesses if your Database is running optimally, and can help diagnose challenges before performance issues, and/or down time affect your users. That’s where Ascent's Database Health Check Service comes in. Our Database Health Check...

Database Security and Compliance with DB Shield

The growing number of threats to databases and unauthorised access to the data within, is clearly creating on-going headaches for CIOs. Solving these headaches may not be easy, but by asking the right questions, CIOs can begin to overcome their Database Security and...

Database Administration and Support Service from Ascent Technology

Economic volatility is driving a greater number of organisations to consider cost cutting measures and to implement consolidation procedures. This situation is further compounded by the growing skills shortage that makes it more difficult for businesses to acquire and...


Microsoft Data and Analytics Partner of the Year Finalist

Microsoft Data and Analytics Partner of the Year Finalist

Ascent Technology continues its strong showing in the Microsoft Partner of the Year awards, as a finalist in the Data and Analytics Partner of the Year award. Finalist Data and Analytics Partner of the Year "It is always gratifying to be recognised by Microsoft as one...


Ascent Technology’s clients benefit from Data Platform Modernisation

Ascent Technology’s clients benefit from Data Platform Modernisation

Facing platform ‘end of life’ issues together with increasing pressures to digitise processes, increase profitability and innovate on product and service, organisations are finding Data Platform Modernisation projects can deliver significant value by enabling IT cost...


From the Desk of the MD – January 2019

From the Desk of the MD – January 2019

The start of another year inevitably brings with it the promise of change, and in wishing all our clients a happy New Year, we would like to suggest that 2019 is going to be a year of considerable and exciting change. After all, not only do we have what are sure to be...

Cloud Data Management Solutions with SQL Server 2016

Cloud Data Management Solutions with SQL Server 2016

20 Sep 2016
Extend your data-management capabilities with the power of the cloud. When you access trusted cloud database resources, you achieve the speed and scale you need, while reducing your hardware, maintenance, and administration costs.

Easy On-Ramp to Cloud Data

With Microsoft cloud data management solutions, you can create cost-effective, secure and highly scalable solutions in a private cloud, public cloud or a hybrid of the two. Integrate operations with data and services from virtually anywhere, using familiar tools for development and management.

SQL Server 2016 enables hybrid cloud solutions such as cloud backup and cloud high availability (HA) to reduce costs and improve on-premises disaster recovery. Leverage existing skills and familiar tools like Active Directory and SQL Server Management Studio across on-premises SQL Server and Microsoft Azure.

Have the flexibility to run your SQL Server workloads in Azure Virtual Machines (VM), giving you complete control of the VM. And in SQL Server 2016, you’ll be able to securely stretch large SQL Server tables to Azure with the ability to seamlessly query the data using Stretch Database technology, for cost-effective cold data availability.

Azure SQL Database is a fully managed service, ideal for building applications that can take advantage of massive cloud scale. With HA built-in and near-zero administration, SQL Database provides reliable, predictable performance.


Six reasons why you will Love Microsoft Cloud Data Management Solutions
1. Complement existing investments

Complement your existing on-premises investments with cloud scale while maintaining control of all your data assets through common management tools.

2. Lower cost of ownership

Lower total cost of ownership through decreased CAPEX and OPEX.

3. Reduce recovery times

Reduce recovery times and come back quickly from database outages with hybrid disaster recovery and backup to Azure.

4. Greater data protection

Achieve greater data protection using Azure’s geographic redundancy.

5. Develop once

Develop once and deploy to on-premises or cloud SQL Server environments.

6. Instant and affordable scale-out

Enable instant and affordable scale-out to thousands of databases and global reach backed by the power of the Azure platform.


SQL Sever 2005 Support EndsCloud Data Management Solutions with SQL Server 2016

Evaluate SQL Server 2016 with the SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database Trials.

Download the SQL Server 2016 trial
SQL Server 2016 technical documentation

How do I engage with Ascent?

We encourage you to Contact Us, and we will assist you on your journey to discover the value that Microsoft Cloud Data Management Solutions can add to your organisation.

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