Database Modernization

Moving SQL Server 2008 & Windows Server 2008 to Microsoft Azure

The clock's ticking! Get ready to move SQL Server 2008 & Windows Server 2008 to Microsoft Azure.


With Cobweb's Database Modernization services businesses can modernize their on-premises database platform by transitioning to Microsoft Azure and there couldn't be a better time to do it. Microsoft will soon withdraw support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 while extending support for Microsoft Azure!


Failure to act could lead to potential security and compliance risks. But the good news is that for businesses facing end of support for SQL Server 2008, Microsoft is offering three years' free security updates for SQL Server 2008 database server workloads hosted in Azure.


Database Modernisation


Why should you modernize your datacenter and move to the cloud?

There's a whole bunch of benefits from moving your datacenter to the cloud including:

Legacy software


Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 is drawing to a close; moving to Azure ensures extended support



Guard against growing security threats



Stem rising on-premises IT infrastructure costs

Increased agility


You have high availability and disaster recovery needs



You need to boost your storage capacity



Benefit from the security and latency with Microsoft's new Gulf datacenters


Why Cobweb's Database Modernization Service?

Because we use industry best practice and have more than 22 years' experience helping customers move to the cloud. What's more, our experts work in partnership with your team to assess, migrate and optimize your datacenter into the Microsoft Azure cloud.


Our service is made up of three phases:

Assessment  ASSESSMENT

To understand your datacenter goals. We then review your existing datacenter infrastructure and applications to evaluate migration readiness. Then we identify a suitable migration road map for your business.

Implementation  MIGRATE

Based on the output of the assessment, our team will use one of the following methods to move your infrastructure and database to the cloud:

Rehost: A simple and cost effective "lift and shift"

Refactor: Where possible, we'll move applicable elements to Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions, to drive scalability and cost efficiency gains. For example, through moving existing SQL databases to SQL Azure

Management  OPTIMIZE

Ongoing database performance optimization

Analysis and monitoring of cloud spend and use

Use of security and management tools

Talk to Cobweb!  MANAGE

Then there's also a fourth optional stage, Cobweb's managed service. This includes Microsoft SQL database server monitoring, reactive support, as well as, security and patch management.