SOURCE: Vision Solutions, Inc.

Vision Solutions, Inc.

November 19, 2015 09:40 ET

Vision Solutions Enables Seamless SQL Server 2005 End-of-Life Upgrades With Double-Take SQLMove

New Product Leverages Double-Take Technology to Provide Near-Zero Downtime During SQL Migrations

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2015) - Vision Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of disaster recovery, high availability and data migration software and services, announced today its newest migration software offering, Double-Take SQLMove. Vision Solutions designed the product, which uses the company's Double-Take replication technology, to help customers migrate effortlessly from Microsoft SQL Server 2005 to a supported version. Microsoft will end extended support for SQL Server 2005 on April 12, 2016. After that date, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates to companies running SQL Server 2005.

"The impending SQL Server 2005 end of life has prompted many companies to reassess their infrastructure as a whole," said Doug Piper, vice president of product strategy at Vision Solutions. "We've seen significant market changes since Microsoft introduced SQL Server 2005, and this upgrade provides the opportunity to consolidate systems and migrate onto virtual, cloud or hybrid cloud environments."

Vision Solutions' Double-Take SQLMove eliminates risk with real-time replication technology that enables near-zero downtime, allowing systems to remain productive during the migration process. The software provides an alternative over other solutions that may be time consuming, manually executed and error-prone. Double-Take SQLMove provides users with the following benefits:

  • Near-zero migration downtime
  • No lost data during the migration cutover to the new database
  • Ability to test the SQL Server upgrade without impacting the production database
  • Minimal learning curve with an easy, intuitive command line interface
  • Maximum control and customization of the migration process through scripting

"For companies today, the question, of course, is not whether to migrate from SQL Server 2005, but how. We wanted to make the most of the opportunity to transform our database infrastructure, taking control and being proactive without sacrificing valuable resources with wasted downtime -- and to do that, we knew we needed to build the right software ourselves," said Suchita Nagale, vice president of information technology at Vision Solutions. "Being able to leverage our own product, Double-Take SQLMove, to perform our migration from SQL Server 2005 demonstrates our commitment to solutions that work -- our team is able to migrate swiftly onto SQL Server 2014 without disrupting our operations, all while providing feedback to make the final Double-Take SQLMove product ready for market."

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Vision Solutions is the premier provider of software solutions designed to protect data, minimize downtime and maximize data center resources. It is the only company to deliver workload migrations, high availability, disaster recovery and data sharing -- across multiple operating systems, on any hardware and in any physical, virtual or Cloud-based environment. Its solutions perform near-zero downtime migration of data, applications and systems and utilize real-time replication to prevent data loss. And its software enables different database platforms to seamlessly share and consolidate data in real-time. Vision Solutions has been serving enterprises and managed service providers for over 25 years through our portfolio of Double-Take®, MIMIX® and iTERA® product brands.