With many organisations still using SQL Server 2005, 2008 and 2008 R2 to host on-premise environments, IT teams are becoming frustrated with the lack of support, limited functionality and overwhelming amount of manual maintenance tasks involved in the upkeep of their environments.
Modernising to the cloud is the solution, but we know it’s not an easy project to commit to - migrations can be risky, time consuming and expensive.
WARDY IT Solutions is proud to introduce Azure Navigator, a service designed to migrate any data platform workload to Azure at no cost.* Our tried and tested migration process removes the need for significant application re-engineering and provides a supported and flexible pathway to the cloud.
In an on-premise environment, many maintenance tasks are manual. Built-in security and automated maintenance in Azure means you can get back to working on valuable projects for your organisation.
Support for SQL Server 2005 ended in 2016 and support for SQL Server 2008/R2 ended in July 2019. Migrate to Azure this year and save yourself the hassle later on.
Your ability to be agile is shackled by an on-premise environment. Stop suffering from server sprawl and only pay for what you need to.
“Migrations always go wrong”. Not with our process. We’ve tried and tested the best method for migration. If there are any issues with the migration, our team of experienced Microsoft Certified consultants will ensure that everything is working as intended before you know it.
Our Microsoft Data Platform Consultants will plan, build and migrate your chosen data platform workloads to Azure IaaS or Managed Instance free of charge. Be quick as this offer is limited to the first 50 organisations who register for the Azure Navigator.
Using our step-by-step guide, we'll support you through the process of running the Microsoft Assessment & Planning (MAP) tool.
Our Data Platform consultants will analyse the MAP findings. Using Microsoft Power BI, we'll develop a set of interactive reports and cisualisations on your current state and present our findings.
Our consultants will take you through a succinct workshop and whiteboard potential Azure migration paths.
Out Data Platform consultants will conduct a number of workshops with technical and business stakeholders to determine the solution that best first both Functional and Non-Functional Requirements. By the end of this phase, we'll present you with an architectural design based on Azure to address these requirements.
We will then utilise a tool called Microsoft Database Migration Assistant (DMA) to ascertain if there are any incompatibilities of breaking changes that may affect the viability of migration to the target version in Azure.
We'll document a technical specification of the future state, detailing everything from server names and IP addresses to the instance-level parallelism settings.
WARDY IT Solutions' team of experienced and Microsoft Certified consultants will ensure that your Azure environment is built and configured to perform and to be secure.
We'll develop and document a migration process that de-risks the migration of your application databases to Azure.
We'll work within your change management processes from testing to go-live to ensure your Azure migration project is a success.
We'll begin the onboarding process for our Virtual DBA service to ensure your environment continues to run successfully.
Chief Information Office, Spinal Life Australia
“Having the Virtual DBA allowed us to tap into a high level of DBAs that we could never afford ourselves and a large team of talented experts in SQL Server and have them on demand, available 24×7.”
General Manager, Core Data, Corelogic
“The big benefit to the business was that we were able to deliver one of the largest projects in our history on time. WARDY IT helped us get that done.”
Head of Technology, Silver Chef Limited
“The Silver Chef Group is a very data-driven organisation, so having our databases and the infrastructure around that operating effectively is really important… Being able to use WARDY IT’s experience and scale to support our business just made financial sense.”