Migrating SQL Server to the Cloud?

By | 2017-11-29T14:22:26+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Categories: 2017, AWS, Azure, cloud, Licensing Specialist, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft Cloud, Microsoft Licensing, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Server, SA, Software Assurance, SQL, Virtual Machine, Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Thinking of migrating one or more of your SQL Server instances to the Cloud?  If so, have you spent much time figuring out which provider, solution and options to go with?  There are essentially two main Cloud providers to consider – Azure (Microsoft) and AWS (Amazon Web Services).  Both providers offer two main products in

Microsoft SQL Server Myth Busting: Is it still the Budget Database?

By | 2017-11-30T19:54:26+00:00 September 28th, 2015|Categories: 2015, EA, Enterprise Agreement, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft, Microsoft SQL Server, SA, Software Assurance, SQL|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Microsoft SQL Server has historically been known as the budget database in IT circles.  When compared to offerings from Oracle, it was widely and fairly accurately accepted that Microsoft SQL Server was a less expensive database option for many mid-sized organizations. Until a few years ago, it was usually fairly accurate to expect that

1500% Price Increase on SQL Server Licensing?

By | 2017-11-29T19:08:54+00:00 April 19th, 2013|Categories: Method 180 Blog, SA, Software Assurance|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We have done a significant amount of work with clients recently preparing them for the changes that Microsoft made to SQL Server licensing.  Contrary to how Microsoft has positioned these changes in the market, most of our clients have faced price increases of 50% to 100% or more on their SQL licensing costs! During the

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