SQL Server Client Requirements:
clients must provide secure external access to their SQL Server database
servers, either via dedicated dial-in or secure connections over the
The client must agree to allow BC to
pre-approve all production SQL Server database changes. This includes
changes to the server environment including all files and directories
owned by SQL Server.
SQL Server Remote DBA Services:
Our remote SQL Server service provides 100% of the remote
SQL Server database administration needs for your company, and includes 24x7
access to our staff of SQL Server support experts.
a 12 month service commitment and include the following SQL Server
database support services:
- Initial SQL Server configuration review
- Installation of special SQL Server monitoring
- Hourly monitoring of your SQL Server database for
- Periodic performance analysis
SQL Server Remote DBA Alerts
- 24x7 SQL Server emergency support
- Reporting and resolving all serious
SQL Server errors
- Quick response emergency support for production
- Four hours of free Remote DBA support
every month. You can use these free hours for any Remote DBA
activity, including database analysis, system design, production
migrations or personal mentoring.
All this, for only $1,400/month per
SQL Server database.
SQL Server high availability and disaster
BC provides complete
Server Disaster Recovery support and
implementation to guarantee high avauilability.
Disaster Recovery for SQL
Server involves creating a “safe site” in a
remote, geographically distributed location,
called a “hot site”. The MSSQL DBA will
then use one of these approaches to keep the got
site database synchronized with the master
Database mirroring in SQL
Server 2008 mirrors the transfer of
transaction log updates directly from one
server to another and can quickly failover
to the standby server.
- Windows clusters:
Windows Failover clustering
uses the Windows OS and MS-SQL to provide
hardware redundancy in case of a server
failure. If a Windows server becomes
unavailable (blue screen of death, Windows
hanging), clustering to resurrect the SQL
Server database on a new server with has the
footprint for the SQL server software,
automatically mounting the MSSQL database
- Log Shipping:
Backup log shipping copies the
transaction logs to a remote server where
they are applied to a copy of the production
database that was created from a cold
backup. In the highly likely event of a
Windows server failure, MS-SQL can redirect
transactions to the standby server, which
swaps out as the new production server.
- Third party
replication: Tools such as
Goldengate can write updates simultaneously
to two SQL Server databases.
Multiple Database Discounts:
Leverage your investment! BC offers discounts for clients who have substantially similar
databases in multiple environments. An example of this would be a
SQL database with multiple copies in a test, development, QA and
production n environment.
SQL Server Remote DBA Services:
In addition to our Remote DBA support packages, BC also
offers complete Remote DBA services, billed on an hourly basis, so you only pay
for what you need.
These services include virtually every SQL Server task.
- Database schema modifications
- Database reorganizations and row
re-sequencing for performance
- Migration of database objects
- User and security management
- Data migrations and refreshing test
- Windows hardware and OS support
- New database set-up and configuration
- Set-up and installation of backup and
- Disk architecture and disk load
- SQL Tuning
- Schema design reviews
- Installation of Clustering and
- Installing replication
- Implementing database change control
- Implementing new database features
Need a health check?
- Does your boss
blame you for a performance problem?
- Do you need to
certify that your database is optimized?