SQL Server Upgrades

Your SQL Server Upgrade Should Not Hurt. We’ll Make Sure Yours Won’t!

Upgrade Help Now From Experts That You Can Trust

We get it. You need to perform a SQL Server upgrade. Maybe you’re still running on SQL Server 2008 wondering about the end of life and end of support. Maybe it’s SQL Server 2012 or 2014 and you are curious about new features or enterprise features in Standard Edition SKUs starting in SQL Server 2016. If you are like most shops, you are a little busy. Your DBAs, if you have any, are spread thin. Maybe another decade will pass without that SQL upgrade you’ve been waiting for? We can help. We can help plan or implement, or just be a sounding board. We’ve been there. We’ve done it. We can help you avoid the scares we got.

Three steps. One free call. Your SQL Server upgrade path illuminated!

Schedule Our Call

Browse our calendar below and select an available time slot that works for you.

Run the Analysis Tool

We’ll send you a data analysis tool to run on your server to help us assess your current environment.

Answer Your Questions

We’ll get on a call, talk about SQL Server upgrades as it relates to your environment, answer your upgrade questions, and see if we can help shine some light on the upgrade path ahead.

Straight Path is very professional. I know exactly what they’re doing and how long they’re spending. It’s not like other retainer agreements, where you get billed and nothing is done. They’re honest, attentive, great communicators. The same people you see contributing to tech forums are the same people you work with. Our most-used and expensive queries get better each week. All of this means we sleep well knowing we have experts in our corner.

Bryan Brinton

CFO, Aluvii

Database management has never been this easy. The Straight Path team is full of database gurus who can help you speed it up, sort it out or set it up right. And they do it with a pleasant attitude (in a world where unpleasant exchanges are all too common). Fast, flexible and armed with state-of-the-art tools and knowledge, database issues are no match. We’ve had the pleasure of working with Straight Path on behalf of multiple of our clients and they’ve become a key partner of ours. A growing business means a growing system – and a growing need to keep the systems properly optimized. Client satisfaction has increased because problems are solved and workflows are positively impacted. As a result, I am sleeping like a baby knowing our databases are being watched and managed diligently. I don’t know what we’d do without them.

Dean Tammam

Project Director | vCIO, Red Key Solutions

Expert, Painless, Set-it-and-Forget-it SQL Server Upgrades

  • We plan the SQL Server upgrade based on your needs with you.
  • We choose the right path to get migrated
  • Your New instance has all the best practices applied
  • We do a test run through and walk through the testing with you
  • We plan the live migration with you
  • We stay until things are good after go live
  • We leave you with best practices and peace of mind
  • We follow our own upgrade checklist and methodology we describe in our SQL Server Upgrades made easy page.

Our expertise, experience, and methods will get your SQL Server upgraded with little disruption to your users. We’ll get it right the first time and your team will learn about the new features and which way to go. We can own the upgrade 100% or we can help you plan and help you build a successful SQL Server upgrade project.

SQL Server Upgrade

SQL Server upgrades should just work, shouldn’t they?  

When you start with the right plan, attention to detail and a full understanding of what you have and where you need to be, a SQL Server upgrade can become a stress-free part of your database operations.

Straight Path and our experts have been through countless SQL Server upgrades. We know what works and what doesn’t. We know when an in-place upgrade is safe (or, rather, why we really don’t like them!) and when a migration would be better (nearly always!!). We’ve helped save license costs by taking advantage of Standard edition features or taking advantage of newer processors and lowering core counts based on actual data.

With our help, your SQL Server upgrades will work. We’ll make sure of it.  We’ll help you craft the right plan, test the plan, consider new features, look to maximize resources and minimize budget and get you moving forward in the best way. We’ll be there for your team at the planning and execution phase, and we’ll be there for them on that first day of go-live making sure you’ve had another successful SQL Server upgrade.

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