Upgrades and Migrations

Your SQL Server has kept your business running and it has been good to you, but you know it’s time for a change. You’re ready for a change but still trying to determine which version of SQL Server you should use? Debating on moving to the cloud? Let’s set up a meeting to discuss your needs and come up with a plan.

Building new SQL Servers is one of my primary duties as a database administrator and I have successfully upgraded and migrated countless instances. I can help you with your upgrades, new builds, as well as cloud planning options if you are looking to move to AWS or Azure.

Here’s how I can help:

  • I will examine and assess your current SQL Server
    Determine what version of SQL Server you need based on your current workloads and technical requirements
  • Go over licensing options to make sure you aren’t overpaying
  • Provide expert guidance on important architectural decisions such as cloud options (IaaS vs PaaS), stand-alone VM vs clustered, high availability, and disaster recovery
  • Build your new SQL Server
  • Migrate all existing databases over to the new server
  • Load test the new server
  • Be available when you go live to ensure everything goes smoothly


I can be involved in whatever capacity is needed. I am happy to help with high-level planning, work directly with your team and guide them through the project, or I can complete the work for you. I will be flexible and can be as hands-on as needed.

Need some help?

If you are interested, you can get started by scheduling a free first-time consultation on my calendar.