Microsoft SQL Server is a powerful, flexible database platform designed to make it easy to store and access huge amounts of data. It’s trusted by businesses worldwide, and with its impressive functionality and customisability, it’s easy to see why.
But with great power comes great responsibility. If you want to harness the full potential of Microsoft SQL Server, you’ll need a robust support system in place to keep things up and running – and to help put things right should you encounter any issues.
While your own database admin team are probably more than capable of handling day-to-day support tasks, unless they’re SQL experts there will inevitably be times they feel out of their depth. At such times, you’ll need the services of professional Microsoft SQL Server support providers, such as Life IT (www.lifeit.co.uk).
Life IT have years of experience of providing expert support services for a wide range of platforms and infrastructures, including Microsoft SQL Server. Here are five reasons why you can trust Life IT to keep your Microsoft SQL Server database in great shape...
1. Life IT are members of the Microsoft Partner network
You can rest assured your Microsoft SQL Server environment is in safe hands with Life IT. They’re accredited members of the Microsoft Partner network, with strong credentials proving they really know their stuff when it comes to Microsoft products.
2. Life IT provide Microsoft SQL Server support UK-wide
No matter where in the country you’re based, Life IT can provide Microsoft SQL Server support services remotely – or, if you prefer, they can visit on-site to check and maintain your SQL installation.
3. Their experts spot potential issues before they become serious problems
With Life IT’s Microsoft SQL Server support service, you’ll can have regular health checks carried out on your database structure and data integrity. Their professional support providers will spot anything that looks potentially harmful, and fix it before any damage is done. And they can monitor your Microsoft SQL Server 24/7 – so no matter when things start to go awry, they’ll pick it up.
4. Ensure your Microsoft SQL Server is operating to its full potential
In addition to spotting issues and fixing problems, Life IT also offer performance tuning as part of their Microsoft SQL Server support services. They’ll ensure your database is operating at its full potential, making sure you’re using Microsoft SQL Server in the best possible ways.
5. They can help upgrade and migrate your Microsoft SQL Server installation
Whether you’re migrating to new hardware of upgrading to the latest Microsoft SQL Server software, Life IT’s support team will make the process a smooth, painless transition.
Find out more about Life IT’s UK-wide Microsoft SQL Server support services at www.lifeit.co.uk/infrastructure/microsoft/microsoft-sql-server-support.
What others say about us
“Having migrated from IBM Domino to Microsoft Office 360 (Business Cloud), we are delighted with the results – and have 1000 happy internal customers who much prefer Outlook to Domino. Life IT were flexible, fair and supportive when schedules had to change due to other Gurit projects. We had direct access to engineers and technical staff and a dedicated team who were easy to work with. The whole project was done in a very friendly environment and I would definitely recommend Life IT for these sorts of migration projects.”
Global IT Services Manager — Gurit Services AG
“Without the professional and expert support of Life IT, we wouldn’t have had the quality product we now have. They gently but insistently pushed the boundaries of our assumptions during the analysis phase, getting us to challenge our mind-sets and think outside the box. They then worked seamlessly as part of our team and delivered to time and to budget – no mean feat”.
Head of Technical Services—HCSS
“As we’d already invested significantly in Lotus Notes and Domino, a solution that built on our existing investment and skills was ideal. Life IT understood what was important to us and delivered a solution that met our needs. We’ve already seen the number of ‘distress calls’ to the sales office reduce as our sales managers can easily access customer data off line wherever they are and we’ve had positive feedback all round about the ability to update their call reports instantly on the road.”
Head of IT—Polyflor
“The Life IT solution has provided us with a significant reduction in support and maintenance costs and is an easy to use, more resilient and more easily maintainable system. As a business that handles thousands of transactions a day from 12 different own brand or white label websites it was vital that the whole process was seamless and, with the renewal of the support and maintenance contract from our existing supplier looming, it was also vital that the project came in on deadline. Life IT achieved this and more as they provided us with additional MI functionality and supported our staff whilst transferring their skills.’
Head of IT Development—DLR
“Life IT are doing a great job providing a very professional and efficient service. They are almost silently efficient and just get things done – only escalating issues when necessary. Their expertise in the AS400 is a key strength ensuring a real depth to their service and they keep us up to date with advances in technology too. So from an AS400 perspective I have very little to worry about.”
IT Service Delivery Manager
“After the restructure I was left with a critical resource gap which quickly needed filling, having worked with Life IT before I gave them a call. Their response was swift and efficient. They now work as a virtual Center Parcs help desk team providing a strength and depth of support. Their flexible working based on a time bank system is real value for money. So not only do I get an expert and efficient service, I have reduced my resource costs!”
Head of IT—Center Parcs
“We wanted flexible support to ensure 24/7 cover and Life IT worked with us to deliver this. Life IT has become integrated into the Bentley way of working and their role has expanded into looking at the technical side of the application as well as the support. “Our relationship has been built up over a significant period of time and both sides have worked hard to develop a supplier/customer relationship that can be used as a model throughout Bentley. We are now in the position where we have a pro-active partnership, Life IT are treated as part of Bentley, and that is a credit to them”.
Senior IS Manager—Bentley Motors
From full 24 by 7 operations to month end support and holiday cover, we can tailor a fixed price solution to fit seamlessly with your IT department.
So we offer a wide range of technical support services including IBM i, System P, Domino and SQL Server, to proactively monitor the availability and performance of your systems within a fixed price contract.
The key to our Application Support is that it’s ‘tailored’ to your exact requirements, with the flexibility to increase the resources and hours of cover as required.
We provide any combination of application, operational and technical support, no matter how current your environment is and no matter how long support is projected for.
Life IT offer bespoke managed Microsoft SQL Server support services which are tailored to our customer’s requirements to ensure their systems are optimized, stable and secure, as well as prepared for future upgrades and updates.