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SQL Server Support

We provide fully managed Microsoft SQL Server support 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 SQL Server support cover. Our SQL support services are flexible and configurable for your needs.

SQL Server support

Immediate, direct access to experienced SQL Server DBAs

Our consultants are Microsoft Certified Professionals, and we support a diverse range of environment types. Our experience spans SQL Server Enterprise Edition, SQL Server Standard Edition and SQL Server Express on all supported Windows, Linux and Docker platforms.

We’re Microsoft Gold Partners for the Data Platform (SQL Server), a Microsoft endorsement of our SQL Server technical credentials.

We have specialist experience of the following products and features:

  • Always On Availability Groups
  • Failover Clustering
  • Transactional Replication
  • Database Mirroring
  • Log Shipping

Our regular customer surveys tell us our clients are delighted with our service quality and would recommend us to others.

Frequently Asked Questions

We believe in prevention rather than cure. Our proactive and continual monitoring regime ensures that outages are extremely rare.
We will use whatever remote access technology is available at your site. Our clients typically use Point-to-Site VPN (Virtual Private Networks) clients, Site-to-Site VPNs, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) VPNs, SSH (Secure Shell) and Password Token technologies to ensure that we can access client servers securely, reliably and quickly.
Our team is ready to take your call. Your call will be immediately passed to an appropriate database support consultant. We guarantee a technical response within 15 minutes. In practice you will receive an immediate technical response if you call us.
All maintenance tasks are performed at times that suit you. We perform out-of-hours work as required. We are a 24/7 business.
We support all SQL Server versions. We understand that some clients run older/Microsoft unsupported versions due to application support constraints, and are happy to support these older versions. We perform upgrades and patches on agreement with the client.
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.
All our consultants are based in the UK, within our Edinburgh and Greenwich support centres. When issues with UK-based clients' systems cannot be resolved remotely, we will travel to the client site to fix the problem.
Yes. All our packages are flexible to meet clients' individual needs.
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.
Yes. We can rebadge our services, or can pay a one-off commission/referral bounty to you.
By default we invoice monthly, one month in arrears. Alternative payment terms are available on request.
Yes we provide the same level of support to SQL server in the cloud as SQL on prem. However SQL PAAS support is limited.
Yes we can migrate SQL server from on-prem to our cloud hosting free of charge. We can also provide a quote for migrating SQL from on-prem to third party cloud hosting environments.

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