Date: April 14, 2019
SIOS Technology Offers No-Cost Assessment to Address SQL Server 2008 End of Support by Re-hosting in Azure
SIOS’ experience and expertise building highly-available SQL Server clusters in the cloud can help fast-track customer migrations and maintain SQL Server 2008 security updates
SIOS Technology Corp. is the industry pioneer in providing IT Resilience through intelligent application availability. Today, they announced a new no-cost assessment for customers considering migrating Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to Azure to address the July 9, 2019, End-of-Support.
A major challenge when considering this option from Microsoft is how to maintain SQL Server availability. High availability clustering solutions used on premises are not possible in Azure due to their reliance on shared-storage. This new SIOS offer provides businesses a no-cost assessment of their SQL Server 2008 environments and delivers an Azure re-hosting and configuration plan that ensures protection against unplanned downtime and data loss to meet customer-specific SLAs.
“Moving SQL Server 2008 environments to Azure achieves the goal of obtaining continued product updates from Microsoft without the need to upgrade. However, the question of maintaining availability of those SQL Server environments in the cloud becomes a challenge,” said Michael Bilancieri, VP, Product, SIOS Technology. “Shared-storage clustering solutions that deliver availability for on-premises environments are not a native option in Azure. Designing and implementing high availability clusters in the cloud requires specialized skills to ensure that reliable availability is achieved and that the SLAs of critical systems using SQL Server are met. We’ve helped customers deploy thousands of SQL Server instances in the cloud with our software and expertise. We’re looking to help customers take advantage of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2008 EOS program in Azure.”
For more information on the SIOS No-Cost Assessment for SQL Server 2008 end of support on Azure, visit here: https://us.sios.com/solutions/sql-server-2008-end-of-support
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About SIOS Technology Corp.
SIOS Technology Corp. is the leading expert in IT Resiliency with software and services focused on High Availability and Disaster Recovery. SIOS delivers tightly-integrated availability solutions for business-critical applications running on-premises, in the cloud, and in hybrid cloud environments. Also, it has the flexibility to meet the widely-varying requirements of different platforms, applications, and Linux and Windows Operating Systems.
SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition software is Microsoft Azure-certified and available in the Azure marketplace. It is the only Azure-certified software that enables customers to create a SANless high availability SQL Server 2008 cluster in Azure using Microsoft Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC). It eliminates the need for shared storage while maintaining availability SLAs in the cloud.
Founded in 1999, SIOS Technology Corp. (https://us.sios.com) is headquartered in San Mateo, California, and has offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Japan.
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