Review your business performance from an end-to-end perspective.

Delivering a successful assessment of your database performance by uncovering the root cause of any database performance issues is our goal.  When you partner with Cloud 9, you gain a full-time team focused solely on giving your SQL Server database optimum performance, stability, and security. Capitalize on our expertise so you don’t have to struggle with, or train someone on, what we have already spent years perfecting.

Remote SQL Server DBA Benefits

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REDUCED COST

Cost-effective DBA coverage, with savings of up to 60% over additional in-house staff, allows your team to focus on your business while we focus on the operational support and needs of your SQL Server database environment.

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SUPPORT

We provide high availability, disaster recovery, and more for your Microsoft SQL Server databases, including 24×7 coverage. Our team is certified and experienced with both SQL Server Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition.

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ALL VERSIONS

No matter your SQL Server version, our SQL Server Remote DBA teams work with all SQL Server versions in traditional, cloud, or virtual machine environments.  Our certified team has a wide range of expertise and experience, even for your most complex projects.

Minimize Risk and Gain Value

Let our years of experience bring value to your Microsoft SQL Server database investments.

SQL SERVER HEALTH CHECK

Let our experienced DBA’s perform an in-depth analysis of your system including configuration, performance, availability and security. We report on the overview of your system and options for improvement.

Cloud 9 Comprehensive SQL Server Health Check.

Performance Tuning
Ensure your disaster recovery plan can meet your service level agreements.

Troubleshooting
Identify common problems and mistakes early, saving costs.

Security Audits
Uncover security exposures and risks to your environment.

Best Practices
Detailed report with prioritized concerns and resolutions.

SQL SERVER HIGH AVAILIBILITY

Reduce the stress on your production environment by allowing your users to run their reports against a replicated copy of your database and allowing designers to put the data where it’s needed.

Why use Microsoft SQL Server Replication?
A distributed data system is one in which the storage and processing of data are distributed across multiple physical systems. This allows the system to more robustly handle errors, bottlenecks, data loss, and remain more generally stable.
If your company handles a lot of data, runs a lot of hosted database programs, runs simultaneous functions, or a combination of all three, it is likely that you would benefit from replication. Microsoft SQL Server replication creates more fault tolerance and keeps the system running even if multiple processing errors or failures occur.

Snapshot Replication
In Snapshot replication an entire copy of the data to be replicated is moved to the target server. This is a good choice for smaller databases where it is acceptable for the data to be perhaps a day old. Since Snapshot replication is copying entire tables it doesn’t need to have primary keys on tables. When it’s impossible to modify table structures Snapshot replication may be the best way to replicate.

Transactional Replication
Typically used in larger databases, this method only updates changes to data, rather than replicating it entirely every time there is an update. It is a good choice when you want to move functions (such as reporting) off the primary server, but still need real-time data.

Transactional Replication with updatable subscriptions
This is similar to Transactional Replication but updates are allowed to subscribe. This may be an alternative to Merge Replication in some cases. Cloud 9 can help you determine if this type of replication would work for your organization.

Merge Replication
Merge Replication allows users to “merge” data back onto the primary server. This is commonly used in applications where someone, perhaps a Sales representative, needs to download information, make updates to that information while disconnected from the primary database, then apply updates when reconnected.

SQL SERVER ALWAYSON

AlwaysOn is a technology with features to ensure High Availability. AlwaysOn also offers options for Disaster Recovery and balancing the production workload by offsetting reports and backups to a secondary node.

Take your server to the next level with AlwaysOn availability.
AlwaysOn is a set of technology features that prevent a SQL Server from losing data or functionality. Using a more secure form of data mirroring called Clustering, AlwaysOn manages to maintain a high data failover rate while using less data storage space than traditional mirroring. AlwaysOn is a two-in-one solution that reduces downtime while doubling as a disaster recovery buffer.
Many databases use mirroring to create redundancy in their data sets. This redundancy can prevent database errors from getting out of hand, but they are never 100% effective (nothing is). AlwaysOn is a set of features Microsoft implemented into the SQL Server 2012 release.

AlwaysOn Availability Groups:
Availability Groups build upon database mirroring features. Availability groups improve control over when failover occurs and allow groups of databases to fail as a unit rather than at differing points. This means even catastrophic failures can be fixed at one point instead of several, meaning the system as a whole is more recoverable.

Windows Server Failover Clustering:
The aforementioned Availability Groups take advantage of Windows Server Failover clustering, which solves two big problems: clustering SQL Server over sub-nets and it circumvents the bottlenecks of shared storage. It also allows for additional layers of storage protection to be added!

Ultimately, if you’re looking for a straightforward, reliable, and trustworthy disaster recovery/prevention technology, AlwaysOn is available for any SQL Server 2012 or later. Cloud 9 will partner with you to fully implement a SQL Server Always On solution that meets your staff, budget, and data size needs, all with minimal downtime. Call us today to learn what we can build for you.

SQL SERVER LICENSING

We make sure your software is always compliant and that you save as much money as possible. Our team will determine the most effective licensing model for your particular needs.

Enterprise & Database Software Licensing Acquisition and Compliance made easy for Oracle and Microsoft products.

Challenges

  • Vendor licensing is complex, costing your team valuable time which could be better spent on revenue generating business.
  • Software vendors unwilling to negotiate, including vendor bureaucracy issues.
  • Replies from vendors can be slow, causing delays in projects and delivery deadlines.

Cloud 9 Solution

  • We navigate the licensing maze, providing you with all the licensing options available.
  • We regularly work with software vendors to get “best pricing’ for our clients.
  • Utilizing our vendor relationships, we increase turn-around speed and get licensing information quickly.

Benefits

  • Ease your decision-making process and maximize employee time and value.
  • Reduced license costs and no wasted time and energy on vendor negotiation.
  • Quick action and responses create business benefits including lowered costs and time spent on licensing and renewals.
SUCCESS STORIES
In Cloud 9, we have found a partner with considerable cloud experience. This was evident in the successful orchestration of our Cloud migration. After a few other projects, they are now our go-to-partner for all our Azure needs. They are also our cloud solution provider for provisioning, managing, and supporting our Azure environment. We would definitely recommend Cloud 9.

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