VENDOR RELATIONSHIPS

CLIENT CASE STUDIES

Ascent Technology helps Bidfood SA migrate to Microsoft Azure

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...

Ascent helps migrate Compatible Automotive to Azure

Microsoft Azure Data Platform Services not only boosts the company’s DR facilities, it also helps them deliver value-added services and innovative strategic solutions to its customers. In a digitising world, it comes as no surprise to learn that Compatible Automotive...

CAMPAIGNS

Prepare for SQL Server 2012 End of Support

Prepare for SQL Server 2012 End of Support

On July 12, 2022, support for SQL Server 2012 will end. That means the end of regular security updates. Don't let your infrastructure and applications go unprotected. We're here to help you migrate to current versions for greater security, performance and innovation....

Prepare for Windows Server 2012 End of Support

On October 10, 2023, support for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 will end. That means the end of regular security updates. Don't let your infrastructure and applications go unprotected. We're here to help you migrate to current versions for greater security,...

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...

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

Microsoft Data and Analytics Partner of the Year Finalist

Microsoft Data and Analytics Partner of the Year Finalist

Ascent Technology continues it’s 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...

NEWSFLASHES

Advanced Azure Data Platform Workload online Workshops

Microsoft and Ascent Technology invite you to a deep-dive, interactive exploration of how to migrate apps & databases to Azure. We are hosting one-day online workshops covering everything from whiteboarding migration strategies to hands-on experiences with data...

FROM THE DESK OF THE MD

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...

Future of Database Administration

Co/Outsourcing is the future of Database Administration

09 Feb 2010

The current economic situation is driving a greater number of organisations to consider cost cutting measures and to implement consolidation procedures. At the same time, the growing skills shortage makes it more difficult for these businesses to acquire and retain people with the right level of training.

Therefore, when it comes to the specialised area of database administration, many organisations are now turning to a Co/Outsourcing model. Ascent Technology is not surprised at this particular turn of events, as this way of doing business not only protects the client from potential disasters and unnecessary downtime, but also ensures continuity in the skills required to administer the database environment.

Because this Co/Outsourcing approach enables clients to retain ownership of their sites, intellectual property and equipment, while Ascent provides the skilled database personnel to manage and optimise the entire database operation, the company has seen a strong uptake from its customers in recent months.

This, in part, is due to the fact that the company continues to deliver even more value-add services to its customers with Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, Azure Cosmos DB, PostgreSQL, EnterpriseDB and Sybase database environments.

“Ascent’s clients are clearly finding additional value in the Co/Outsourcing model. Not only is it less expensive, but it also removes the necessity to source and retain the relevant specialised database skills,” says Ascent Technology’s MD, Johan Lamberts.

“A large number of our existing clients have already realised the enormous benefits that this model offers, and we expect many others to take note of the benefits it brings in the near future. After all, any business model that not only offers improved cost efficiencies, but which also provides a more reliable and consistent service, due to having a large number of skilled database administrators available at any one time, is one that requires serious consideration in these tough economic times.”

Also See

Database Administration and Support Service