March Monthly CASSUG Meeting

Greetings, data enthusiasts!

Our March meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 13, at 5:30 pm! We will meet in person at Datto, 33 Tech Valley Drive, East Greenbush, NY.

This will be a hybrid meeting!

  • For those joining us in person, we will meet in person at Datto, 33 Tech Valley Drive, East Greenbush, NY.
  • For those joining us online, use the Zoom link to join the meeting. We will send out the passcode as we get closer to the date. You MUST RSVP for the Zoom link to be visible!

For more information and to RSVP, go to our Meetup event page at

Our meeting schedule is usually as follows:

  • 5:30 PM: Food, soft drinks, and networking
  • 6:15 PM: Chapter news and announcements
  • 6:30 PM: Presentation

We usually wrap up between 7:30 PM and 8:00 PM.

Thanks to Datto for sponsoring our event!

Our guest speaker for the month is Surbhi Pokhama!

Topic: Principles of architecting a cloud data migration

Is your company planning to move your on-prem, hosted application to cloud? Have you been asked to assess your on-prem data workload and design the new castle in the cloud?
Designing the new castle is an important aspect but also this is more important to live happily in that castle once you migrate to the cloud. That’s where the art of architecting the operationalization aspect comes into play.

In this demo centric session, we will understand the fundamental building blocks of migrating on-prem SQL server workload to cloud via lift and shift or to Azure SQL/Managed Instance. We will build our hierarchy of needs checklist, a secured data migration plan and perform a sample migration to IaaS and PaaS Azure SQL databases keeping Data Security, Size, Performance, and Cost aspects in mind. By the end of this session, you will have a good idea on how to execute a secured and scalable cloud data migration solution.