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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...

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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...

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

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...

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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

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...

Prepare for SQL Server 2008 End of Support

Prepare for SQL Server 2008 End of Support

14 Dec 2018

On July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 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, performance and innovation.

 

We’ve got you Covered with New Options

New options are now available to help you upgrade and adopt the innovative technologies you need to carry your organisation into the future.

Migrate to Azure and get additional Security Updates

If you need more time to manage the transition, get three additional years of Extended Security Updates to keep your workloads protected beyond the deadline by:

  • Re-hosting your SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 with few or no application code changes in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance for a “version-free” platform
  • Or, Moving to Azure Virtual Machines

Use your existing licenses and save with Azure Hybrid Benefit

Upgrade On-Premises and Stay Protected
  • Upgrade to SQL Server 2017 for greater security, performance, availability and innovation with cloud analytics

 

SQL Server and Windows Server-Better Together

Support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end on January 14, 2020. Take this opportunity to modernise your database and upgrade to the latest version of Windows Server.

Prepare for Windows Server 2008 End of Support

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 SQL Server 2017 can add to your organisation.

Also See

Upgrade to SQL Server 2016 with Ascent Technology
Run SQL Server 2017 on your favourite platform with Ascent Technology
Microsoft Software Assurance SQL Server Deployment Planning Services

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