Microsoft SQL Server 2008
SQL Server 2008 ConsultantsMicrosoft SQL Server 2008 is engineered to be an enterprise-grade relational database management system that offers superior dependability, security, performance, expandability, ease of administration, and functionality. Powerful enhancements built into SQL Server 2008 include application-independent encryption for assuring confidentiality, better database mirroring and live processor adds for non-stop operation, improved auditing for easier compliance, automated policy execution for lowering administration expenses, consistent synchronization to support occasionally connected users, more comprehensive report generation through tighter integration with Office Word, Excel, and SharePoint Server, and native support for full-text indexing to improve performance and streamline administration.

SQL Server 2008 is available in versions to meet the requirements of companies from small to global for rapid return on investment. The Enterprise edition is intended for high-end applications like data warehousing or server consolidation. SQL Server 2008 Standard is engineered for small organizations who want a cost-effective database platform for OLTP or reporting. SQL Server 2008 Workgroup offers secure and reliable remote synchronization and management capabilities for remote applications.

Progent's Microsoft qualified SQL engineers can provide an array of support services to assist companies of all sizes to plan, deploy, manage, and troubleshoot Microsoft SQL Server 2008 systems so that they realize the maximum competitive benefit from Microsoft's state-of-the-art information management technology. In addition, Progent offers expertise for network architecture, enterprise-wide security, and custom software development to optimize the business value of your IT network. Progent can also help your company to assess the risks and benefits of upgrading from Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2012, and can assist you to plan and carry out a smooth transition.

Enhancements to Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Microsoft SQL 2008 delivers important improvements in vital categories including security, availability, ease of administration, functionality, business information, scalability, and performance.

  • Security
    Microsoft SQL 2008 introduces application-independent encryption of whole databases, data files, or log files. This enhances confidential data without the need of reprogramming existing applications. More sophisticated tools for configuring and managing database audits enable businesses to comply with regulations.
  • Dependability
    Microsoft's high-availability technology is designed to provide minimal downtime by enhanced fault-tolerance, non-disruptive maintenance, and faster restoration after an unexpected crash. Advanced failover clustering reduces the effect of hardware breakdowns, live-add CPU support and peer-to-peer replication help reduce routine downtime, and backup compression minimizes recovery time.
  • Ease of Administration
    Microsoft SQL Server 2008 streamlines policy management and tracking via automated mechanisms built into Microsoft's Policy-Based Management system. This reduces support costs by enabling managers to save time in policy enforcement. Automatic tuning and troubleshooting is enabled by Performance Studio. Resource Governor enables administrators to define priorities for various applications to deliver predictable response to SQL Server clients.
  • Functionality
    Microsoft SQL Server 2008 opens up a new wave of business applications by recognizing more classes of structured and semi-structured data such as pictures, audio, moving video, time, and geospatial data. LINQ accelerates software programming by allowing queries from Microsoft Visual C# and Visual Basic .NET.
  • Reporting
    SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (SSRS) help with report authoring, administration, and distribution. SSRS enables you to design business reports using a wide selection of sources including relational or multidimensional. Reports can be accessed over a web connection, Office Word and Office Excel, or a SharePoint site. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services offer sophisticated data mining technologies and new add-ins for Microsoft Office make information accessible at the workstation.
  • Performance and Expandability
    SQL Server 2008 supports 64-bit processors and multi-core and multi-processor. multi-core hardware and is able to address up to eight terabytes of RAM memory. For multi-CPU systems, SQL Server 2008 eliminates memory bottlenecks by transparently supporting NUMA-based computers. By supporting hot expansion of CPUs and memory, Microsoft SQL 2008 permits businesses to scale a database solution up without taking the system down. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 also permits additional nodes to be added and connected live during replication activity.

    SQL Server 2008 provides numerous isolation mechanisms to allow higher throughput through concurrency without losing data consistency. Performance and scalability are also increased by improved data compression, and managers are given a powerful set of tools such as Performance Data Collector and Analysis Services to monitor and control responsiveness.

How Progent's Engineers Offer SQL Server 2008 Support
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help your company to choose a release of SQL Server 2008 appropriate for your business goals. Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network experts and Windows Server consultants can assist your company to create a high-availability, high-performance, and secure environment by offering clustering consulting and server virtualization support. Progent's SQL engineers can help you configures Microsoft SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server database system is incorporated thoroughly with your application software. Progent can provide automated server tracking to ensure your corporate network is always available, and Progent's remote Technical Response Center is ready to provide rapid remediation for SQL problems. Progent's certified computer protection engineers can assess your company-wide security processes and technologies and recommend enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance.

Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can also design fault-tolerant and high-speed backup and restore systems for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 data with Data Protection Manager (DPM). Progent's engineers can assist you to develop an effective workplace recovery strategy, implement a cost-effective fault-tolerant IT infrastructure, deploy a Microsoft Data Protection Manager-based backup and restore system for MS SQL 2008 Server data, thoroughly test your DPM system, educate your administrative personnel or local service providers how to manage Microsoft Data Protection Manager, or provide complete information technology support outsourcing including remote housing of DPM servers in Progent's data center facility. To find out more, visit Data Protection Manager (DPM) Consulting and Support Services.

Progent's SQL Server 2008 support professionals can also help you to design and implement a smooth upgrade from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2008 and can help your company to evaluate the strategic advantages and expense of a SQL 2005 migration to MS SQL 2008. Progent's consultants can help your company to set up the 64-bit edition of Microsoft SQL and can in addition provide consulting support for migrating to 64-bit processing across your whole network. Progent's consultants can also assist you to plan and execute a smooth upgrade to Microsoft SQL 2014 or provide affordable remote or onsite SQL Server 2016 migration assistance.

To get in touch with Progent about consulting help for Microsoft SQL Server technology, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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