SQL Server offers small and midsize organizations a fast, highly available database—and a cloud-ready data platform that will grow with your business.
SQL Server 2014 helps you securely manage business information and draw more value from your data. Many small businesses lose critical data when primary data storage becomes damaged or systems failure occurs. Backing up data can become costly and time consuming – with disaster recovery and data backup SQL Server was found to be the least vulnerable database six years in a row*.
As small and midsized businesses grow, so do the demands on the databases they rely on to help run their company. SQL Server 2014 provides powerful database functionality, with built in capabilities to avoid downtime—helping ensure you can always access your data. With faster application performance on your existing hardware you can connect every user to the right data they need to make better decisions faster.
Running the latest technologies can help improve productivity and save on costs. SQL Server 2014 offers flexible options from server to hybrid cloud solutions, host your SQL Server database in the cloud by moving it into a Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine reducing hardware and IT costs. Scale up and down to match demand so you only pay for what you use, and with Azure cloud backup your files and can be easily restored if they are lost or stolen.
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Microsoft will end support for SQL Server 2005 on 12th April 2016, this means Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates and hotfixes. To prevent possible disruption and security risks we strongly recommend migrating your software. Experience the benefits of upgrading to SQL Server 2014, with faster performance and increased availability there’s never been a better time to upgrade.
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