Cloud Migration Blog

Discovery Delays? Migrate While You Wait.

By Jim Jordan on Nov 30, 2018 8:30:26 AM

Given the much-touted benefits of moving to the Cloud such as scalability, reliability, lower costs and security, businesses are under increasing pressure to fully leverage its advantages. With average cost savings reported at 20-30%, any delay in getting to the Cloud could cost your business dearly, both in terms of operational agility and profitability.

In this blog we’ve taken a look at the potential cost implications of delaying a migration to the Cloud and whether it is really necessary to wait until the Portfolio Planning and Discovery phase is complete before embarking on the move.

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FAQs :  Windows Server & SQL Server 2008 End of Support

By Jim Jordan on Nov 28, 2018 5:14:10 PM

Q: When does End of Support for 2008 and 2008 R2 versions of SQL Server come into effect?
A: End of support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 is July 9, 2019 End of support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 is January 14, 2020

Q: What does End of Support mean?
A: Microsoft Lifecycle Policy offers 10 years of support (5 years for Mainstream Support and 5 years for Extended Support) for Business and Developer products (such as SQL Server and Windows Server). As per the policy, after the end of the Extended Support period there will be no patches or security updates, which may cause security and compliance issues, and expose customers’ applications and business to serious security risks. Learn more at Microsoft Lifecycle Policy page.

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Migrate to Azure - Get 3 Years’ Extended Security Updates for Free

By Jim Jordan on Nov 22, 2018 8:57:01 AM

In the coming months Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for Windows Server & SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2:

  • 9th July 2019: Extended Support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end
  • 14th January 2020: Extended Support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end

With cyberattacks becoming more sophisticated and frequent, running apps and data on unsupported versions can create significant security and compliance risks. Whist the ramifications of ignoring end of support may be steep, it is a great opportunity to transform your applications and infrastructure to take advantage of cloud computing and the latest versions of SQL Server and Windows Server.

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Can You Afford the Cost of Free Tools?

By Jim Jordan on Nov 7, 2018 9:23:52 AM

Find out why using ‘Free’ migration tools might not be the right solution for you. As companies navigate through the adoption of Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud or Multi-Cloud, they are faced with numerous challenges and decisions. Which cloud should be adopted? What are the differing computing and cost models between clouds? Will the cloud really save my organization money?

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Infographic | Why Mobile Game Developers Should Migrate to Azure

By Jim Jordan on Oct 9, 2018 7:13:58 AM

Whether your mobile game development studio starts working on a product from the ground up or is simply looking for hosting for an existing product, cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure are essential. Our recent partnership with Microsoft enables us to migrate all types of workloads to Azure for a wide range of clients, including those who work in the Video Gaming industry. With our powerful SaaS Platform you can dramatically reduce the risk, cost and time associated with moving workloads to the cloud which will, in turn, significantly enhance your business capabilities.

Here are some of the major benefits for Game Developers that come from moving to cloud:

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