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27 
Aug

Don’t Install Microsoft SQL Server until you’ve Read This…

Don’t Install Microsoft SQL Server until you’ve Read This…

When it comes to getting Microsoft SQL Server running smoothly and efficiently, it’s all in the implementation.

Get your implementation right, and SQL Server is sure to impress you with its reliable performance and power. Do a SQL implementation badly and you won’t be making the best use of your time and resources – as well as leaving yourself open to security threats.

Life IT (www.lifeit.co.uk) certainly knows a thing or two when it comes to best practices for a SQL implementation. As accredited Microsoft partners, their team of skilled experts can get your Microsoft SQL Server installation up and running quickly, securely and efficiently.

Here are just a few of the factors to consider during SQL implementation…

Which version of SQL Server suits your needs?

Microsoft produces several different variants of the SQL Server platform, each tailored for different uses and types of user, from the basic “Express” version to the full-featured “Datacenter” edition. Unless you’re an SQL expert, it can be hard to choose the one that suits you best. Experienced SQL support providers such as Life IT will choose the right version with the right features for you.

How do you configure SQL Server to work as hard as possible?

To ensure you’re making the most of your SQL Server installation, it’s important that it’s configured to make the best of your hardware – and to meet your own precise needs. By using the services of a certified Microsoft partner such as Life IT, you won’t have to worry about how to configure your installation – everything will be taken care of.

SQL implementation is complete and it’s running well – how do you make it stay that way?

Following successful SQL implementation, it’s important to continue to observe and review performance. Regular health checks and system reviews should be made, and your SQL Server set-up should be monitored closely by your database administrator. If your company lack people with the right skillset to do this, Life IT can provide expert SQL support – either remotely or on site.

What if things go wrong?

Although unlikely, disasters can hit even the healthiest, most closely-monitored SQL installations. If you need advice or support regarding SQL disaster recovery procedures, Microsoft experts such as Life IT can help you minimise data loss.

How do you upgrade hardware and/or software?

Again, if your internal systems team lack the knowledge and skills to migrate your Microsoft SQL Server to new hardware, or to upgrade to the latest versions of the software, there’s no need to worry. You can rely on the talented consultants at Life IT to provide help and support at every step of the way.

Discover more about Life IT’s SQL implementation and support services at www.lifeit.co.uk/infrastructure/microsoft.

Published Date: 27th August 2013
Category: General