This webcast will begin by covering some of today’s pressing data platform requirements. Then we will discuss the need to upgrade from SQL Server 2008/R2 which is nearing the end of Microsoft’s extended service period. We’ll cover some of the reasons that business are slow to upgrade from older releases of SQL Server as well as the consequences of running on unsupported releases.
Then we’ll cover the supported upgrade paths for SQL Server 2008/R2 and the most important benefits that you get by moving to the newer SQL Server releases. Then I’ll discuss the advantages of upgrading your SQL Server hardware to the Nutanix HCI platform as part of your upgrade process. Next, we’ll present an upgrade checklist designed to guide database professionals in their upgrade planning process.
The webcast will conclude by presenting the different SQL Server upgrade strategies and the best practices to follow for a successful upgrade.