SQL Server Support
We provide fully managed database administration (DBA) outsourcing to clients of all sizes in a range of industry sectors, and complement existing DBA resources for other clients.
We also provide ad hoc and holiday/ sickness cover for in-house DBAs. Our services are flexible and configurable for your needs.
We are SQL Support Specialists
Our consultants are all certified professionals, and we support a diverse range of environment types. Our experience spans SQL Server Enterprise Edition, SQL Server Standard Edition, SQL Server Datacenter Edition, SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse Edition, SQL Server Web Edition and SQL Server Express Edition on all supported Windows editions and configurations.
We’re particularly experienced in supporting clustered environments, replication, log shipping and mirroring.
Our regular customer surveys tell us our clients are very happy with our quality of service and would recommend us to others.
All features of our support packages are fully configurable. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and to obtain a quote. We offer scalable discounts for sites with multiple production instances.
Frequently asked questions
How can you maximise our database uptime?
We believe in prevention rather than cure. Our proactive and continual monitoring regime ensures that outages are extremely rare.
How do you access our database servers?
We will use whatever remote access technology is available. Our clients use various methods to provide secure remote access including site-to-site VPNs (Virtual Private Networks), SSL VPN gateways and Password Token technologies.
What service levels can we expect?
Calls are answered directly by our highly experienced database consultants, so issues are dealt with immediately.
Due to the nature of our systems, it is inappropriate to perform maintenance tasks during the standard support hours (8am - 6pm). Can you perform these tasks outside standard hours?
All maintenance tasks are performed at times that suit you. We perform out-of-hours work at no extra cost.
Which SQL Server versions do you support?
We support all versions, but most of our clients are now using SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2012. We can perform your upgrades and patching at no extra cost.
Does your support price include database recoveries when required?
Yes. All our database support consultants are trained in a range of database recovery scenarios, and our fast recovery service is included in the price.
Where are your support consultants physically based?
All our consultants are based in the UK, and most are in Greenwich, London. When issues with UK-based clients' databases cannot be resolved remotely, we will travel to the client datacentre free-of-charge to fix the problem.
We have special requirements. Can you cater for these?
Yes. All our packages are flexible to meet clients' individual needs.
What documentation can we expect?
All maintenance tasks performed are fully documented, and this documentation is available on request. Details of all maintenance tasks performed is also included in our periodic reports.
We require support for our clients. Do you offer resales/subcontracts?
Yes. We can rebadge our services, or can pay a one-off commission/referral bounty to you.