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...



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...


Ascent Technology presents at Microsoft Tech-Ed Africa

11 Apr 2013

As the current Microsoft Data Platform Partner of the Year, Ascent Technology has been invited by Microsoft to deliver two presentations at Tech-Ed Africa. South Africa’s premier technology event for IT Professionals and Developers, Tech-Ed Africa, will be staged from 16-19 April 2013 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban.

We are excited to have the opportunity to share our expert knowledge in the Enterprise Database Management space, and will be presenting and discussing the following subjects with delegates:

  • Architecting HA and DR Solutions for LOB Applications using SQL Server Features
    Wednesday 17 April, 14:30 to 15:30 – Session Room 5 (240 seats)
    We will be discussing complex HA and DR designs for LOB Applications like SAP. Attendees will learn best practices for architecting HA and DR solutions in order to prepare customers for moving to the cloud. They will learn where and when to use features like AlwaysOn, Mirroring, Clustering, SAN Replication and GeoClusters. Best practices for deploying a HA and DR solution using the previously mentioned will be discussed. Design HA and DR solutions for performance will also be discussed, which includes the impact of improper SAN design, how SAN replication can impact your solutions performance, and the impact of virtual and physical servers in automation of DR.Speaker: Danie Loots
  • Ultimate Private Cloud – Perfect Together: SQL Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 and System Center
    Thursday 18 April, 14:30 to 15:30 – Session Room 3 (300 seats)
    Come to this session to see how newly released technologies in SQL Server 2012, Windows Server 2012, and System Center 2012 SP1 work together to enable customers to run demanding SQL server workloads, consolidate sprawl, and reduce costs. We will go over key data platform scenarios, benefits, and latest Best Practices of running a Windows Server 2012 based private cloud. In this session, you will also see the latest Best Practices for running SQL Server in a virtualized / consolidation datacenter environment.Speaker: Danie Loots

Naturally, we will also be available afterwards and look forward to continuing the discussion around these subjects with you, as well as answering any other questions you may have regarding the Enterprise Database Management space. We look forward to seeing you all at Tech-Ed Africa!