How Covermore Harnesses the Benefits of Our Virtual DBA

Covermore and WARDY IT Solutions Virtual DBA

WARDY IT Solutions’ Virtual DBA Subscription Helps Covermore Drive Global Growth Goals

Executive Summary:

Covermore Travel Insurance depends on SQL Server databases for online ecommerce revenue generated from travel insurance policy sales. These systems are complex and need skilled administrators to ensure they operate at peak performance, deliver fast web transactions and respond rapidly to enquiries from frontline sales and medical staff. WARDY IT Solutions acclaimed Virtual DBA subscription service provides access to highly skilled engineers who manage, analyse and proactively monitor systems and security around the clock. This service is provided at a fraction of the cost of Covermore employing their own technical staff. The skills required to provide comparable service levels came at a very high cost to the insurer— but with 24x7x365 access to WARDY IT Solutions exceptionally talented pool of expert DBAs, Covermore could meet their exacting service levels and realise a huge competitive advantage as they push forward with their upbeat international expansion plans.

How WARDY IT Solutions Helped:

  • Database Performance
  • Priority On-Call 24*7*365 DBA support
  • High-Availability and Capacity Planning
  • Backup, Maintenance and Security

Because WARDY IT Solutions is a dedicated specialist who focuses exclusively on Microsoft SQL database engineering, the company is also engaged in new projects and knowledge transfers that help fuel innovation and fresh thinking. These services, coupled with an intrinsic understanding of Covermore’s underlying technology have helped yield operating efficiencies that have enhanced the organisation’s competitiveness and added prestige to their global reputation.

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Accessing Encrypted Data Using SQL Server and 2016 Always Encrypted

Accessing Encrypted Data Using SQL Server

Using SQL Server and 2016 Always Encrypted to Access Encrypted Data

Protecting sensitive data using encryption is not new, but functionality in .Net 4.6 and SQL Server 2016 allows this without ever revealing the keys to the SQL server. This talk will be a brief review of existing encryption development methods and a taste of the new functionality.

About the speaker

Duncan Greaves is a Business Intelligence architect based in Adelaide. He has over 20 years’ experience in secure and accessible systems development, mainly in the areas of banking, utilities and healthcare. Duncan’s special interest areas are in security architecture and privacy.


Venue: Microsoft Brisbane – Level 28, 400 George Street, Brisbane

Date & Time:

Duration: Catering from 5:30PM for a 6:00PM Start (meetings typically finish at 7:30PM)
On: Thursday, 26th May 2016

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