MS SQL Server 2008
SQL Server 2008 ConsultantsMicrosoft SQL Server 2008 is engineered to represent a world-class RDBMS platform that delivers superior dependability, privacy, responsiveness, expandability, manageability, and capability. Important innovations incorporated into Microsoft SQL Server 2008 include application-independent encryption for assuring privacy, better mirroring and live CPU installations for zero-downtime, enhanced auditing for easier compliance, SQL Server Management Studio to minimize administration costs, new synchronization services to accommodate mobile users, easier reporting thanks to tighter integration with Microsoft Word, Excel, and SharePoint 2007, and native support for full-text search to increase performance and streamline management.

SQL 2008 is available in versions that meet the requirements of companies from local to international for quick ROI. The Enterprise edition is designed for high-end scenarios such as OLTP or server consolidation. SQL Server 2008 Standard is engineered for small companies or departments who want the best-of-class RDBM solution for online transaction processing or analytics. The Workgroup edition offers secure and dependable remote synchronization capabilities for branch offices.

Progent's Microsoft-Certified SQL Server consultants can provide an array of services to assist companies of any size to plan, deploy, manage, and troubleshoot SQL Server 2008 systems so that they receive the maximum business advantage from this advanced database management technology. In addition, Progent can provide help with system infrastructure, company-wide protection, and custom software programming to increase the strategic benefit of your IT network. Progent can also assist you to assess the potential pitfalls 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
SQL 2008 offers important improvements in key areas including security, availability, ease of administration, functionality, analytics, scalability, and performance.
  • Protection
    Microsoft SQL 2008 offers application-independent data encryption of complete databases, files, or logs. This feature increases privacy without the need of reprogramming applications. More sophisticated mechanisms for defining and administering audits enable organizations to meet regulations.
  • Reliability
    SQL Server 2008's high-availability technology is designed to provide minimal system downtime by improved reliability, non-intrusive maintenance, and faster recovery following an unexpected crash. Improved failover clustering reduces the impact of device breakdowns, live-add processor capability and peer-to-peer replication help avoid routine offline maintenance, and archive compression minimizes restore time.
  • Manageability
    SQL Server 2008 streamlines policy administration and tracking through intelligent functions built into the Policy-Based Management system. This lowers support costs by allowing administrators to spend less time doing policy execution. Automatic monitoring and troubleshooting is enabled by SQL Server's Performance Studio. SQL 2008's Resource Governor enables managers to define priorities for different applications in order to deliver consistent response to SQL Server clients.
  • Capability
    SQL Server 2008 enables a new generation of business applications by supporting more classes of structured and unstructured data like pictures, audio, moving video, date/time, and geospatial data. Microsoft's LINQ accelerates software development by supporting queries from Visual C# and VB.NET.
  • Reporting
    SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services help with report authoring, administration, and delivery. SSRS allows you to design business reports based on a wide selection of data sources including relational or XML-based. Reports can be accessed on the web, Office Word and Excel, or a SharePoint Server 2007 site. SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services deliver advanced data mining capabilities and new Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office 2007 make business information available from the workstation.
  • Performance and Expandability
    Microsoft SQL Server 2008 works with 64-bit CPUs and multi-core and multi-processor. multi-core hardware and can address as much as 8 terabytes of memory. For multi-CPU systems, SQL Server 2008 avoids RAM bottlenecks by transparently supporting NUMA-based servers. By enabling hot expansion of processors and memory, SQL Server 2008 permits businesses to scale a database solution up without taking the server down. Microsoft SQL 2008 also permits new database nodes to be added and connected online during replication activity.

    SQL Server 2008 includes numerous isolation mechanisms that allow increased throughput through concurrency without losing data consistency. Performance and expandability are also increased by improved database compression, and managers are provided a rich library of utilities such as SQL Server Integration Services to track and control responsiveness.

How Progent's Engineers Offer Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Help
Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can help your company to select a release of SQL 2008 appropriate for your company's needs. Progent's Cisco-premier CCIE network experts and Windows Server professionals can assist your small business to create a high-availability, high-speed, and secure environment by offering cluster technology expertise and virtual server help. Progent's SQL engineers can make sure your business configures Microsoft SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based RDBM system is incorporated seamlessly with your application software. Progent can provide continuous network tracking to make sure your business network is working efficiently, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is available to offer quick resolutions for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified data protection experts can assess your business-wide security processes and mechanisms and suggest improvements for better protection.

Progent's expert engineers can also integrate fault-tolerant and high-speed disaster recovery solutions for MS SQL 2008 Server data with System Center Data Protection Manager. Progent's engineers can assist you to develop a practical disaster recovery strategy, design a cost-effective high-availability IT infrastructure, deploy a Microsoft Data Protection Manager-powered backup and recovery solution for Microsoft SQL 2008 Server data, comprehensively test your DPM system, educate your administrative staff or regular consultants how to manage Microsoft Data Protection Manager, or provide extensive information technology support outsourcing including off-site hosting of Data Protection Manager machines in Progent's data center facility. To find out more, go to Data Protection Manager Expertise.

Microsoft has stated that SQL Server 2008 has reached end-of-support status. This could cause growing issues associated with compliance, compatibility, and service expense. Progent's certified SQL Server 2008 consulting experts can help your business to design and execute an efficient move from MS SQL Server 2008 to a current release of Microsoft SQL Server and can help you to assess the business benefits of a Microsoft SQL Server migration. Progent's experts can provide online and on-premises services that include Microsoft SQL 2019 upgrade expertise and SQL Server 2017 integration and development consulting.

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

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