Microsoft SQL Server 2008
SQL Server 2008 ConsultantsMicrosoft SQL Server 2008 is designed to represent a world-class RDBMS platform that provides advanced dependability, security, responsiveness, expandability, ease of administration, and analytics. Powerful innovations incorporated into MS SQL Server 2008 include transparent data encryption for preserving confidentiality, better mirroring and live processor plug in for non-stop operation, enhanced audit capability for improved compliance, SQL Server Management Studio for reducing support costs, unified synchronization to accommodate occasionally connected users, more complete report generation thanks to seamless integration with Microsoft Word, Excel, and SharePoint 2007, and built-in support for full-text lookup to improve performance and simplify management.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is offered in versions to meet the requirements of organizations from local to international for quick return on investment. The Enterprise edition is designed for demanding scenarios such as OLTP or advanced analytics. The Standard edition is engineered for smaller businesses looking for the best-of-class database solution for online transaction processing or management reporting. SQL Server 2008 Workgroup offers secure and reliable online synchronization functions for remote applications.

Progent's Microsoft Gold certified SQL engineers offer a range of services to help companies of any size to plan, configure, administer, and repair Microsoft SQL Server 2008 solutions so that they gain the optimum strategic advantage from Microsoft's state-of-the-art RDBM platform. Also, Progent offers consulting expertise for system architecture, company-wide protection, and custom software development to optimize the business benefit of your IT network. Progent can also help your company to evaluate the pitfalls and benefits of migrating from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2012, and can help you to plan and execute a smooth transition.

New Features of Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Microsoft SQL 2008 offers significant enhancements in critical categories including protection, dependability, ease of administration, functionality, analytics, expandability, and speed.

  • Protection
    SQL 2008 introduces application-independent data encryption of entire databases, files, or logs. This increases confidential data without requiring modifying applications. Improved mechanisms for configuring and administering audits enable businesses to comply with regulatory mandates.
  • Reliability
    SQL Server 2008's high-availability technology is engineered to provide near-zero downtime by enhanced fault-tolerance, non-disruptive maintenance, and quicker restoration following an unplanned crash. Advanced failover clustering mitigates the impact of storage breakdowns, hot-add processor capability and online replication can avoid scheduled downtime, and backup compression speeds up restore time.
  • Ease of Administration
    Microsoft SQL Server 2008 simplifies policy administration and monitoring via automated mechanisms in Microsoft's Policy-Based Framework. This lowers maintenance costs by allowing managers to save time in policy enforcement. Automatic tuning and monitoring is supported by Performance Studio. SQL 2008's Resource Governor allows companies to control resources for different workloads in order to deliver consistent response to end users.
  • Capability
    Microsoft SQL Server 2008 opens up a new generation of programs by recognizing many varieties of structured and unstructured data like images, sound, video, time, and geographic data. Language Integrated Query (LINQ) accelerates software development by supporting queries from Visual C# and Microsoft Visual Basic .NET.
  • Reporting
    Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (SSRS) simplify report authoring, administration, and distribution. SSRS allows you to design reports using a wide selection of data sources such as relational or XML-based. Reports can be accessed via the web, Office Word and MS Excel, or a SharePoint Server 2007 site. Microsoft SQL 2008 Analysis Services offer sophisticated data mining capabilities and new add-ins for Microsoft Office make information available from the workstation.
  • Speed and Scalability
    Microsoft SQL 2008 supports 64-bit CPUs and multi-CPU hardware and can access up to eight TBytes of memory. For multi-CPU environments, SQL 2008 avoids memory bottlenecks by seamlessly supporting NUMA-based servers. By supporting live add-ins of processors and RAM memory, Microsoft SQL 2008 permits businesses to scale a database solution up without bringing the system down. SQL Server 2008 also enables additional database nodes to be added and connected live even during replication.

    SQL 2008 provides numerous isolation mechanisms that allow higher throughput through concurrent transactions while preserving data integrity. Speed and scalability are also increased by more efficient database compression, and managers are provided a powerful library of tools such as Performance Data Collector and Analysis Services to track and tune responsiveness.

How Progent's Consultants Offer Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Help
Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you to choose an edition of SQL Server 2008 that fits your company's goals. Progent's Cisco-qualified CCIE engineers and Windows Server professionals can assist your small business to create a fault-tolerant, high-speed, and protected environment by offering cluster technology consulting and server virtualization support. Progent's SQL engineers can make sure your company configures Microsoft SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based database solution is incorporated thoroughly with your application software. Progent can provide 24x7 network monitoring to make sure your corporate information system is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk is ready to offer rapid resolutions for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified data security engineers can assess your company-wide security processes and mechanisms and suggest improvements for better regulatory compliance.

Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can also design fault-tolerant and high-speed disaster recovery systems for SQL 2008 Server data via System Center Data Protection Manager. Progent's support professionals can assist your company to create an effective disaster recovery plan, design a cost-effective fault-tolerant network infrastructure, configure a Data Protection Manager-powered backup and recovery system for SQL 2008 Server data, comprehensively validate your DPM system, train your IT staff or regular service providers how to manage Microsoft DPM, or handle complete information technology support outsourcing such as remote housing of Microsoft Data Protection Manager machines in Progent's secure data center. For details, visit System Center Data Protection Manager Consulting Services.

Progent's SQL 2008 support experts can also help your company to plan and implement an efficient upgrade from Microsoft SQL Server 2000 to SQL 2008 and can assist your organization to evaluate the business advantages and expense of a MS SQL 2005 upgrade to SQL Server 2008. Progent's consultants can help you to configure the 64-bit edition of Microsoft SQL Server and can in addition offer engineering support for upgrading to 64-bit computing throughout your entire IT environment. Progent can also help your organization to design and carry out a smooth upgrade to Microsoft SQL 2014 or deliver affordable online or on-premises Microsoft SQL Server 2016 planning and deployment expertise.

In order to get in touch with Progent about technical help for MS SQL Server environments, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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