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...
CLIENT CASE STUDIES
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...
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...
On July 12, 2022, support for SQL Server 2012 ended. 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....
On October 10, 2023, support for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 ended. 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...
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
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...
SQL Server 2022 is the most Azure-enabled release yet, with continued performance, security, and availability innovation. SQL Server, enabled by Azure Arc, extends Azure services on-premises, and manages your SQL Server estate from the Azure portal for a more unified...
FROM THE DESK OF THE MD
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...
From the Desk of the MD – April 2014
Welcome to Ascent’s first newsletter for this year and also the first one sent from our brand new offices. They say a change is as good as a holiday and we feel that this change is the ideal way in which to ring in our second decade of operation.
We have moved offices
Our new offices in the Katherine & West Building, at 114 West Street, are situated in the heart of the Sandton business district, opposite the Gautrain station and next door to the Radisson Hotel. We believe this is a change that will benefit both ourselves and our clients, if you do find yourself in the area, why not pop in for a cup of coffee!
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Boot Camp
Running from 20 to 23 May, the Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Boot Camp will provide insight into core SQL 2014 capabilities, Parallel Data Warehouse and Power BI, as well as covering Data Platform and Hybrid Cloud, amongst other subjects.
Ascent Technology is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of this event that will provide technical training for Microsoft Partners and Customers, and we look forward to seeing you there. If you are interested in attending this event, be on the lookout for the official invitation, which will be posted shortly.
Microsoft Software Assurance SQL Server 2014 Deployment Planning Services
Did you know that as a provider of the SSDPS Upgrading to SQL Server 2014 engagement, Ascent Technology can work with qualifying clients to assess the scope and complexity of their SQL Server 2014 upgrade, run a proof of concept, and create a detailed plan for deployment.
For more information on this value add service Click Here.
Reminding you of the obvious
With Oracle 12C having been released and now also the latest version of Microsoft SQL Server, we would like to take this opportunity to remind all our clients that we are a multi-platform Database Management Service provider.
We support both of the above database technologies (and more, like MySQL and Sybase) individually and in mixed database technology environments. It is Ascent’s technology-agnostic, heterogeneous approach to database management that continues to make us the go-to organisation in the Enterprise Database Management space.
Our Latest Success Story
Peermont Hotels, Casinos and Resorts outsources Database Administration and Consulting to specialist Database Company Ascent Technology.
“Ascent’s high level skills supplement our own in-house skills, together providing the expertise that is required to maintain and optimise the performance of the database environment. Even more crucially, the nature of our business is such that we require 100% uptime, which is where Ascent’s Database Management expertise really comes to the fore. Moreover, the company offers not only strong technical knowledge, specialist skills and high level expertise, but it also has a very high level of credibility in the market.” – Group IT Manager at Peermont
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The Last Word
As we head towards the easter break, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.
If you are going away over the long weekend, please drive safely. Also we are now entering a period where there are an inordinate number of public holidays, so don’t forget to diarise all of these, including May 7.
By: Johan Lamberts