In the dynamic landscape of data management, keeping your systems updated is not just an option but a necessity. With RiverMeadow's New Automated Microsoft SQL Server Modernization Capability, businesses now have the opportunity to elevate their data-handling capabilities to new heights. RiverMeadow, a leader in technological progression, spearheads this initiative, offering robust support for modernizing a broad spectrum of Microsoft SQL Server versions and editions as part of their migration and modernization products and services.

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The Cost-Effective Solution for SQL Modernization

RiverMeadow's unique automated SQL Modernization capability is not just a solution for technological progress but also a cost-effective strategy for businesses. By leveraging RiverMeadow's Modernization capability, you can quickly and safely upgrade your SQL Version at a fraction of the cost of Microsoft ESU fees, potentially saving millions of dollars. Transition at speed and scale from SQL Server 2008, 2012, 2014, or 2016 to SQL Server 2016, 2019, or 2022 as you migrate to any Public, Private, or Hybrid Cloud, adding value to your cloud migration journey.

RiverMeadow: The Catalyst for Modernization

RiverMeadow's forward-thinking approach to modernization allows customers to upgrade their SQL Server versions and editions, whether or not they are also modernizing their operating system (OS). This flexibility ensures that every business, regardless of their current OS status, can leverage the benefits of SQL Server modernization.

However, customers must remember to verify that their target SQL Server version is compatible with the Windows Server operating system they plan to use. This essential step ensures smooth integration and optimal performance of your upgraded system.

Your Path to SQL Server Modernization

RiverMeadow is paving the way for modernization across various Microsoft SQL versions and editions. During the migration and modernization process, customers can upgrade:

  • SQL Server 2008 editions to SQL Server 2016, 2019, or 2022.
  • SQL Server 2012 editions to SQL Server 2016, 2019, or 2022.
  • SQL Server 2014 editions to SQL Server 2016, 2019, or 2022.
  • SQL Server 2016 editions to SQL Server 2019 or 2022.

This applies to Express, Developer, Standard, and Enterprise editions, providing a wide range of options for every business's unique needs.

A Smooth Modernization Experience

Throughout the Modernization, RiverMeadow displays the SQL version(s) and edition(s) on the source machine. Customers can then choose their preferred target version from a drop-down menu, a feature that becomes available when the source contains one of the supported SQL versions and editions. Additionally, RiverMeadow's intuitive user interface (UI) allows for passing additional SQL Server setup parameters to handle unique use cases. 

Combining OS Modernization with SQL Modernization

As businesses evolve, so should their technology. RiverMeadow empowers this growth by offering a unique combination of automated OS and SQL modernization. For instance, you can migrate from Windows Server 2008R2 with SQL Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012R2 with SQL Server 2012 to Windows Server 2019 and SQL Server 2019 all in one motion. This combined modernization approach seamlessly upgrades your operating system while ensuring your SQL Server version remains in sync and compatible, thus eliminating potential system conflicts or inefficiencies.

By synchronizing these two core aspects of your IT infrastructure, you can maximize efficiency, compatibility, and performance. This harmony between your operating system and SQL Server fosters a more resilient and efficient IT environment, setting the stage for robust data handling, improved operations, and, ultimately, a stronger business. Whether your journey is towards public, private, or hybrid cloud, integrating OS modernization with SQL modernization allows you to tap into the full potential of your IT infrastructure, leading to enhanced performance and potentially significant cost savings.

In the fast-paced world of technology, staying ahead is paramount. By choosing RiverMeadow's support for Microsoft SQL Server modernization, you choose a future of enhanced efficiency, security, performance, and compliance.

Don't delay your technological advancement any longer. Harness the power of progress with the RiverMeadow workload mobility platform and Microsoft SQL Server modernization capability. With potential savings of millions of dollars and the ability to quickly and safely upgrade your SQL Version, the time to modernize is now.

Talk to a RiverMeadow expert today and embark on your journey towards a more robust, modern, and efficient data management system.