Companies are embracing digital transformation by migrating to the cloud. IT organizations are continuously looking for new ways of optimizing how they use the data that fuels their operations. Modernizing to the cloud offers the right mix of operational efficiencies and business enablement to drive continued growth. IT optimization now requires new perspectives to consider:

  1. eliminate time spent managing “long tail” of applications – lift and shift to managed cloud,
  2. free up limited IT resources to drive transformation, and
  3. migrate business critical apps to the cloud – extend and innovate

One way IT organizations can confront challenges on their transformation journey is by adopting a PaaS (Platform as a Service) solution like Azure SQL Database. Azure SQL Database is a fully-managed relational database-as-a-service that provides the best and most economical cloud destination for your SQL data. You can build data-driven applications and websites in the programming language of your choice, without needing to manage infrastructure.

Within SQL Database, there is a new deployment option called Managed Instance that enables you to quickly and confidently move your SQL Server data (2005 and newer) at scale to the cloud. SQL Database shares a common code base with SQL Server and supports most of the same features at both the database and instance level, so you can reduce or eliminate the need to rearchitect your apps for the cloud.

Now is the perfect time to start your migration. Not sure how? Sign up for our webinar on April 26th to learn how you can start your migration journey to Azure SQL Database and learn how Managed Instance works. We’ll discuss the new innovations in SQL Database, security, enhanced performance and analytics built-in to modernize your business. Register today!