SQL Server 2017-03-05T20:25:54+00:00


Both founders of CloudDBA are old-school DBAs, and we have been in many different roles in various companies, large and small.

Our services are related around SQL Server but we know our way around an increasing bigger part of the Microsoft Dataplatform. We pride ourselves on having a good network, we know many well known experts that can help us out in case there is a need for a technique or technology that itsn’t our forté

Data Platform Lifecycle Management is our main service, it includes the complete set of services we offer in one bespoke contract. Besides that you will find some examples of services which are usually included in the main service but can also be done separately.

If you don’t see what you need, don’t worry, we will most likely still be able to help you. So please don’t hesitate to contact us

Many companies don’t have just one SQL Server but usually more than they realise. The behaviour is also different in many cases because SQL Server is never a solution by itself, it’s always part of a larger architecture. This makes it hard, if not almost impossible, to have a “one size fits all” kind of way to manage it. Disk throughput and size, CPU needs, etc. can vary significantly and default settings and best practices that work in one situation are not applicable to another. So even if we do happen to use a lot of Powershell to monitor systems, it is not about the technology. We will use our hands-on experience to keep a close look at your systems and tweak, tune and expand our monitoring where needed on a constant basis. You are getting a managed service, not a monitoring tool.

We mostly start with a scan of your whole environment, all of it, not one or two instances. And come up with an actionable plan based on that for the short term. After implementing our data collection and letting it run for a while we can create a roadmap for you. This includes upgrades, migrations, consolidation, tuning efforts, training, etc. We will arrange it for you completely so you don’t have to worry about anything, or we will help your team to be succesful in optimizing your Data Platform landscape.

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This service obviously goes beyond us clicking “next, next, finish” for you. We will work with you to create a Gold standard setup that works for your use case. And we will include all the current best practices, creating a rock solid setup for you.

If needed, we will make sure it comes with a fully documented and tested disaster recovery strategy, training, backup and restore, even storage and compute hardware advice and testing.

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Which databases we fit together in one instance? Will the supplier allow this? Do we need to upgrade everything to the same version before we start? How do we optimize in such a way that we make optimal use of available licenses?

A consolidation project, combined with a virtualisation project or not, is sometimes harder than it looks.

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