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Work with our team of expert Consultants to assess, migrate and manage your on premises and cloud-hosted databases

There are many vendors and options available to organisations looking for a cloud database solution for their enterprise. You’ll want to select a model that works best for your specific business needs. Most every industry, from financial services to healthcare, can benefit from using cloud database solutions.

The choice is not whether or not to use a cloud database. The choice is which model and type will work best to meet an enterprise’s specific needs at the most efficient pricing.

Many organisations choose to take a staged approach to cloud database migration, blending traditional cloud database models with DBPaaS models. Yet some databases are just not able to function as-is in a particular dbPaaS platform without considerable rework. It’s OK if they’re not, a lift-and-shift approach is a perfectly viable strategy for many of our clients.

 

If you are considering a move to the Cloud, here’s how we can help you.

 

  • Cloud Migration Assessment  Our team of specialist consultants will review your current setup and configuration to determine the best path for migrating your databases into the cloud. We work with your technical teams to review database performance and other requirements to ensure your migration to the cloud is the most optimal for you.

 

  • Cloud Data Strategy Development  Work with our team of database consultants and architects to design your path to cloud migration. While cloud may not be a high priority for you right now, the market is changing at pace. Therefore it is even more important to understand the opportunities available with a cloud hosted environment so your business can act with confidence at the right time.

 

  • Cloud Data Migration Business Case   The business case for cloud may not be clear cut and often means moving from a managed service to infrastructure or platform as a service – each with consumption based pricing and working with global cloud providers. Leverage our learnings in this space to form a compelling reason to migrate fully, partially or even to support maintaining the status quo.

 

  • Health Check / Site Audit   SQL Services’ Health Check service ensures that your databases are running at peak performance and are architected for security and scalability. We have developed database health check tools that not only identify critical areas requiring your attention but also reassurance that your database is configured correctly. We’ll partner with you to review settings, hardware usage, and overall performance either on a one-off or on a recurring basis. Whether you’re migrating to the cloud or just need to understand why performance isn’t what it used to be, let our experienced database administrators give you a clear picture of your environment. Our findings are presented in a comprehensive report and are followed up by an onsite debrief to work through the findings with the customers technical staff and agree a clear action plan.

 

  • Rationalisation/ Consolidation Services   In reviewing your database configuration and suitability for cloud migration, our consultants will identify whether your databases can be consolidated and licences rationalised, thereby working with you to minimise the cost of often expensive cloud hosted models.

 

Partner with SQL Services on your journey into the cloud.

 

  • Migration Proof of Concept (POC)  An effective POC bridges the gap between expectation and reality. The POC proves that a migration of the Operating System, Database or both, from a source system to a target system is possible within a defined production downtime window. In addition the POC proves data integrity from the source system to target system.

 

  • Migration services  Cloud migration is the process of moving your organisation’s data and applications from your on-premises environment to a cloud service. Any database migration is inherently risky. But what if you could migrate your SQL and Oracle databases to the cloud with minimal downtime and zero data loss? Work with our team on your database performance both on-premises and in the cloud to ensure you select the right cloud service level. Then allow our team to monitor and manage all your databases regardless of platform or location

 

  • Lift & Shift Proof of Concept (POC)  De-risk your move to a cloud hosted data environment with a well-tuned proof of concept to give you confidence in your cloud hosted databases.

 

  • Lift & Shift  Work with our team to move your databases to the cloud within an Infrastructure as a service model. This is essentially a lift and shift of your database environments into the cloud. From here, we will continue to manage and maintain your databases in the same way we do today.

 

  • Rationalisation / Consolidation services  In reviewing your database configuration and suitability for cloud migration, our consultants will identify whether your databases can be consolidated and licences rationalised, thereby working with you to minimise the cost of often expensive cloud hosted models.

 

  • Upgrade  There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding how to upgrade data environments. While there are some useful utilities and wizards available for performing upgrades, we feel that the best result is when your upgrade follows a structured and managed process – especially for business critical production environments.

 

Now that your databases are in the cloud, work with the SQL Services team for stress free data management

 

  • Managed Service (IaaS)  SQL Services takes the stress out of managing your on-premises and cloud hosted data and databases. With our remote database administration services for Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle, you can be confident your data is always monitored and your team of database administrators is always on-hand.

 

  • Spend Analysis and right-sizing  The commercial pricing structures for our cloud partners are complex and constantly updated. We will work with your commercial teams to review, analyse and optimise your set-up to ensure efficiency of spend.

 

  • Health Check / Site audit  SQL Services’ Health Check service ensures that your databases are running at peak performance and are architected for security and scalability. We have developed database health check tools that not only identify critical areas requiring your attention but also reassurance that your database is configured correctly. We’ll partner with you to review settings, hardware usage, and overall performance either on a one-off or on a recurring basis. Whether you’re migrating to the cloud or just need to understand why performance isn’t what it used to be, let our experienced database administrators give you a clear picture of your environment.

 

  • Performance Tuning   Often, customers have suffered extended periods of poor performance; work with our teams and follow best practive development guidelines to resolve these quickly through configuration changes or if required, take a deeper dive to isolate the problem. We work with in house or external application providers to target troublesome database queries, indexing regimes and database design to achieve long term performance gains.

 

  • Optimisation / Consolidation services   In reviewing your database configuration and suitability for cloud migration, our consultants will identify whether your databases can be consolidated and licences rationalised, thereby working with you to minimise the cost of often expensive cloud hosted models.

 

  • Managed Service (dbPaaS)  SQL Services takes the stress out of managing your on-premises and cloud hosted data and databases. A dbPaaS setup demands a different type of managed service – with cloud partners performing backups  and other services traditionally provided by your database administrator. Allow the SQL Services team to provide a seamless transition from on-premises to cloud management and monitoring with our dbPaaS managed services

 

 

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