Top 5 Considerations When Moving Databases to Azure


Migrating an existing on-premises SQL Server application to the cloud can be a daunting task that consists of many complicated steps. In this webinar, our focus is on what is perhaps the MOST important steps of the process – those that lead up to the actual move to the cloud.

The session takes you on a dive deep into the most critical considerations for moving your data and databases to Microsoft Azure.

We will cover:

  • The importance of cleansing your data before a major migration
  • Fully documenting your data sources and metadata
  • Choosing from many different tools and techniques to move the actual data
  • How to test data for fidelity
  • Forecasting how much migration will cost
  • How to maintain parallel systems during transitional phases

You also see demos and overviews of native features within SQL Server that enable you to move data, as well as show powerful tools from the SentryOne product set that can make data migrations painless. Join us for this informative session so that you know where the hard work pays off the most!

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Kevin Kline

Kevin Kline

Principal Program Manager, SentryOne

Kevin (@kekline) serves as Principal Program Manager at SentryOne. He is a founder and former president of PASS and the author of popular IT books like SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin is a renowned database expert, software industry veteran, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, and long-time blogger at blogs.sentryone.com/author/kevinkline. As a noted leader in the SQL Server community, Kevin blogs about Microsoft Data Platform features and best practices, SQL Server trends, and professional development for data professionals.

Denny Cherry

Denny Cherry

Owner and Principal Consultant, Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting

Denny Cherry is the owner and principal consultant for Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting and has over two decades of experience working with platforms such as Microsoft SQL Server, Hyper-V, vSphere, and Enterprise Storage Solutions.

With dozens of rare expertise certifications from Microsoft and virtualization software leaders, as well as the published author of the leading book on data security, Denny Cherry is recognized as one of the most deft and knowledgeable cross-platform IT consultants in the world. His technical expertise today includes system architecture, cloud migration, performance tuning, security, replication, and troubleshooting.

Denny has an impressive set of credentials. An MSFT Managed Partner, he’s been a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Award winner since 2008 and has held the highest level certification available for each version of SQL Server since 2000, including but not limited to:


  • Gold Microsoft Partner for Data Platform, Data Analytics and Cloud Migration
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Data Platform SQL Server 2014 & 2012
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) Data Platform SQL Server 2012


Denny also holds the VMware vExpert award.

In 2019, the American Business Awards named Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting a winner for Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year” as well as awarded them “Technical Innovation of the Year.”

Denny has published dozens of articles on a variety of topics including SQL Server, VMware and Enterprise Storage and how these various technologies work together in SQL Server Magazine, Microsoft’s TechNet magazine, SearchSQLServer.com, and more. He is also the published author of multiple books.

A popular speaker, Denny appears regularly at events such as Microsoft Ignite, SQL PASS Summit, Microsoft’s Tech Ed, as well as several smaller events including SQL Saturdays in various locations throughout the world. 

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