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Join us at SQLSaturday training event on May 11

SQLSATURDAY 852 Finland

 

SQLSaturday is a free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics. This event will be held on May 11, 2019, at Microsoft Finland HQ.

Nordcloud is proud to sponsor this event and Mika Sutinen, our Cloud DBA Team Lead, will have a talk about DBA as the Cloud era Data Professional:

Database Administrators have been safeguarding the business critical data assets of the organizations for decades, managing not just the data but often also the infrastructure in the on-premise environments. However, the times are rapidly changing and so are the expectations towards the DBA profession. These new expectations revolve around the ongoing digital transformation across different industries and the DBAs ability to answer to challenges presented by the modern, disruptive technologies.

When it comes to disruptiveness, very few technologies can match the public cloud and as a company working with all the major hyperscalers, Nordcloud has a unique perspective on the requirements on the skillsets needed to manage data in the cloud. Join our session to learn what core DBA skills will still be relevant in the cloud era, and what are the technologies and skills to learn!

Mika’s session is on Saturday at 12:30 PM – 01:30 PM.

Register now!

Date

May 11, 2019

Location 

Microsoft Finland HQ,
Keilalahdentie 2-4,
02150 Espoo, Finland

 

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    Migrate to Azure & get 3 years support for SQL and Windows Server 2008. Check our special offer!

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    Microsoft Azure extends support for both SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 that are quickly approaching their end of support:

    • Extended support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end on July 9, 2019.
    • Extended support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end on January 14, 2020.

    Extended security updates will be available for free in Azure for 2008 and 2008 R2 versions of SQL Server and Windows Server to help secure your workloads for three more years after the End of support deadlineThis means that Azure is an ideal place for older SQL and Windows servers. 

     

    Here is how to make a business case out of migrating to Azure:

    • Azure costs: using reserved instances, hybrid benefits, rightsizing
    • Extended support cost if left as-is (20% of server license costs per year)
    • Free extended security updates
    • Azure also provides other excellent services for older servers, such as network micro-segmentation, automatic OS patches etc.

     

    Migrate to Azure with Nordcloud, a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Services Provider

    Companies need to evaluate the workloads they have running and consider their options to avoid infrastructure and applications going unprotected, dramatically increasing risk to their IT operations. By migrating to Azure, Microsoft will provide extended security updates for Windows Server 2008 for an additional three years. That means protection for workloads plus ability to access the benefits Azure such as flexibility, cost reductions, reduced time to market and access to new services (such as PaaS, AI and ML).

    Nordcloud, a Microsoft Azure Expert MSP, can help you to evaluate your workloads and ensure that you are selecting the best and more cost effective migration process for your at risk workloads.

     

    We Discover – Migrate – Optimise – Manage

    • Discover: In depth discovery of 25 `VMWare’ hosts, enabling Nordcloud to provide cost analysis for running in Azure and a migration plan.
    • Migrate: Secure deployment of the required Azure infrastructure to ‘land’ your virtual machines. Once you have confirmed that everything is as it should be, Nordcloud conducts the final migration, allowing you to benefit from the security updates though to 2023.
    • Optimise: Once your applications are running smoothly in Azure, Nordcloud will start an optimisation process to ensure you are minimising your costs when running in Azure.
    • Manage: Nordclouds Managed Cloud Services team will manage the Azure infrastructure on your behalf, quickly resolving or escalating any issues that are detected.

    Get our special offer with project details here

    DOWNLOAD OUR OFFER – Migrate to Azure

    You can also read about our migration services here or  contact us directly here.

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