WARDY IT Solutions DBMonitor is Now Microsoft SQL Server Certified

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VirtualDBA, Powered by DBMonitor, is Now Microsoft SQL Server Certified

WARDY IT Solutions is pleased to announce that DBMonitor, the software we developed to power the Virtual DBA service, is now Microsoft certified. Our DBMonitor software underwent rigorous Microsoft testing for computability, security and manageability in order to achieve this status.

SQL Server 2014 CertifiedThis new Microsoft SQL Server 2014 certification logo solidifies WARDY IT Solutions position as one of the leading SQL Server service providers.

“We’re delighted to advance our partnership with Microsoft & continue bringing advanced SQL technologies to the industry,” said Peter Ward, Founder & Managing Director of the Wardy Group. “We align our products with Microsoft to give our customers the best SQL Server service.”

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WARDY IT Solutions Recognised As Microsoft Power BI Partner, Australia

Wardy IT Power BI Award

WARDY IT Solutions has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading Microsoft Power BI Partners.

Microsoft Power BI is a collection of services and features that enable businesses to become more competitive and profitable. Power BI transforms your company’s data into rich visuals for you to collect and organize so you can focus on what matters to you.

Peter Ward, Managing Director of WARDY IT Solutions said, “We are extremely proud to be recognised as a Microsoft BI Power Partner in Australia. There are only few Australian companies who understand the incredible capabilities of Power BI. We help clients unlock the value of big data, harness the growth challenges and turn them into opportunities.

If your business is looking for experienced Microsoft Power BI experts in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth then contact WARDY IT Solutions today.

About WARDY IT Solutions

Recognised as Australia’s leading SQL Server Business Intelligence consulting company, WARDY IT Solutions has been recognised through numerous prestigious awards.

As well as winning a MAPA award since 2009 the company won the 2013 Microsoft Global Data Platform Partner of the Year Award, and the HP and Microsoft Outstanding Frontline Partner for 2014 in Big Data. Their Virtual DBA service has been recognised by the AIIA National iAwards, Anthill Top 100 SMART Innovation Index and the CRM Fast50 Index.

Lead by Founder and Managing Director Peter Ward, the company specialises in enabling clients to maximize their investment in data assets through innovative Microsoft SQL Server Big Data, Data Platform and Business Intelligence solutions.

Contact:

WARDY IT Solutions

Brisbane – Head Office

164 Wharf Street
Spring Hill QLD 4000
Australia

Phone: 1300 WARDY IT (1300 927 394)

International Phone
+61 7 3054 5300

contact@wardyit.com

WARDY IT Solutions Makes The 2015 CRN Fast50!

WardyIT for CRN Fast50

WARDY IT Solutions have been recognised as one of the fastest growing IT service providers in Australia by CRN.

CRN Magazine annually lists the who’s who of Australia’s 50 smartest IT resellers, identifying and celebrating some of the best performers in the Australian channel.

Steven Kiernan, editor of CRN says “It was fantastic to recognise this phenomenal group of high-performing IT companies. Clearly, the Australian IT channel is fighting fit and rapidly evolving for tomorrow.”

Steven adds, “The 2015 crop of CRN Fast50 companies proves there is no single road to success in the Australian technology industry. They are an agile and diverse mix of trusted advisors. To achieve a position in the CRN Fast50, companies must be service-oriented and customer-focused.”

CRN Fast 50 2015Peter Ward, Managing Director of WARDY IT Solutions said, “We are extremely proud to be recognised in this year’s CRN Fast50.  We have established ourselves amongst the top solution providers in SQL Server technologies providing solutions for customers throughout Asia Pacific.”

Ward continued “Our business is so successful because we totally engage with our clients, from the collaborative development of project briefs right down to providing the right training and on-site support strategies. The relationship with our clients is imperative, and we thank them for their support.”

About WARDY IT Solutions

Recognised as Australia’s leading SQL Server Business Intelligence consulting company, WARDY IT Solutions has been recognised through numerous prestigious awards.

As well as winning a MAPA award since 2009 the company won the 2013 Microsoft Global Data Platform Partner of the Year Award, and the HP and Microsoft Outstanding Frontline Partner for 2014 in Big Data. Their Virtual DBA service has been recognised by the AIIA National iAwards and Anthill Top 100 SMART Innovation Index.

Lead by Founder and Managing Director Peter Ward, the company specialises in enabling clients to maximize their investment in data assets through innovative Microsoft SQL Server Big Data, Data Platform and Business Intelligence solutions.

Contact:

WARDY IT Solutions

Brisbane – Head Office
164 Wharf Street
Spring Hill QLD 4000
Australia

Phone: 1300 WARDY IT (1300 927 394)

International Phone
+61 7 3054 5300

contact@wardyit.com

http://www.wardyit.com

Outstanding Frontline Partner in Big Data

Outstanding Frontline Partner in Big Data

WARDY IT Solutions, Australia’s leading Microsoft SQL Server specialists, is proud to announce that it is the global winner of the HP and Microsoft Outstanding Frontline Partner Award for 2015 in Big Data.

The HP and Microsoft Outstanding Frontline Partner award honours global partners for delivering innovative solutions that directly address customer challenges. The award winners for 2015 were recognised at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference.

Winning this Global Award for the third year in a row reinforces WARDY IT Solutions as the true leader in Microsoft SQL Server Big Data, Data Platform and Business Intelligence solutions in Asia Pacific.

Finalist for Excellence in Business Insights and Data Award

Excellence in Business Insights and Data Award

WARDY IT Solutions has been selected as a Finalist in the 2015 Microsoft Australia Partner Awards for the Excellence in Business Insights and Data Award out of a national field of top Microsoft Partners for delivering market-leading customer solutions built on the Microsoft SQL Server and Azure platforms.

This prestigious award recognizes the solutions that WARDY IT Solutions has successfully developed for clients based on the Microsoft SQL Server Data Analytics Platform.

The Microsoft Australia Partner Awards (MAPA) recognises the best of breed Microsoft Partners each year. WARDY IT Solutions has won a prestigious MAPA award since 2009; reconfirming WARDY IT Solutions as Australia’s leading SQL Server consultants, trainers and Business Intelligence specialists.

WARDY IT Solutions: Microsoft Australia Partner Award 2015 Finalist

Wardy IT as Microsoft Australia Partner Award 2015 Finalist

Brisbane, 07 August 2015: WARDY IT Solutions (http://www.wardyit.com) is proud to announce it has been named as a finalist for the 2015 MAPA Microsoft Partner of the Year Award in the Excellence in Business Insights and Data Award category.

The company was selected from a national field of top Microsoft Partners for delivering market-leading customer solutions built on the Microsoft platform.

The 19 categories of the MAPA programme recognise Microsoft Partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the year.

Key Benefit: Azure Machine Learning

Peter Ward, Managing Director of WARDY IT Solutions highlighted Microsoft’s Azure platform as a key part of the WARDY IT Solutions offering, saying “This award nomination is due to our use of Azure Machine Learning to track Hepatitis Outbreak spread in Frozen Berry Mix during the recent frozen berry scare and subsequent recall”.

Ward added “The deep experience of the WARDY IT Solutions team combined with the scalability and speed of implementation of the Azure Machine Learning platform provided a remarkable solution”.

About WARDY IT Solutions

Recognised as Australia’s leading SQL Server Business Intelligence consulting company, WARDY IT Solutions has been recognised through numerous prestigious awards.

As well as winning a MAPA award since 2009 the company won the 2013 Microsoft Global Data Platform Partner of the Year Award, and the HP and Microsoft Outstanding Frontline Partner for 2014 in Big Data. Their Virtual DBA service has been recognised by the AIIA National iAwards and Anthill Top 100 SMART Innovation Index.

Lead by Founder and Managing Director Peter Ward, the company specialises in enabling clients to maximize their investment in data assets through innovative Microsoft SQL Server Big Data, Data Platform and Business Intelligence solutions.

Contact:

WARDY IT Solutions

Brisbane – Head Office

164 Wharf Street
Spring Hill QLD 4000
Australia

Phone: 1300 WARDY IT (1300 927 394)

International Phone
+61 7 3054 5300

contact@wardyit.com

http://www.wardyit.com

WARDY IT Solutions nominated for a Microsoft® | HP FLP Outstanding Partner Award and Won for the Award Category Big Data

Microsoft HP FLP Outstanding Partner Award

Award categories

  1. Big Data win – This award honors a partner who has sold and implemented a business critical SQL based solution including elements from HP and Microsoft.

Info about the awards.

This AWARD is your chance to be honored for your contribution and the key wins you have brought to the Microsoft | HP partnership. Winners will be recognized during the FLP Partner Celebration on the evening of Monday, 13 July at the House of Blues Downtown Disney during the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Orlando, FL

Nomination Submission details

In order to reduce the SQL footprint and reduce operating costs for our client, WARDY IT presented a densely populated solution based upon HP’s ProLiant DL280 Gen 9 servers with 4 tiered service levels of availability and redundancy to meet business requirements. To further reduce operating costs and to control/contain the installation of SQL, WARDY IT also presented “SQL as a Service”.  WARDY IT recommended Microsoft Hyper V on Windows Server 2012 R2 on a 4 Node Cluster.

The Key Benefits that the client gained from the solution?

– Operational Efficiency
– Optimisation of SQL Server Footprint
– Business RPO and RTO’s met through better availability and disaster recovery implementation

WARDY IT Solutions: Apollo Backup for SQL Server named in Top 100 Most Innovative Product Index

Apollo Backup for SQL Server named in Top 100 Most Innovative Product Index

Brisbane, 22 May 2015: Apollo SQL Server backup has been named one of Australia’s most innovative services. The Apollo Backup Service provided by WARDY IT Solutions (http://www.wardyit.com), has been named in the SMART 100 Index for 2015. This marks the third year the company has been identified as an innovation leader in the Australian technology space.

About Apollo

Apollo is an innovative offering that allows clients to back up their organisation’s data and perform basic monitoring of their critical data backups using a Microsoft Azure account for storage.

The Apollo services offers clients the ability to:

  • Schedule data backups,
  • Store completed backups on an Azure account
  • Monitor Azure storage, sending alerts when a scheduled backup is not received
  • Access data backups from anywhere with an internet connection.

Key Benefit: Peace of Mind for IT Managers and DBAs

Peter Ward, Managing Director of WARDY IT Solutions highlighted the benefits of the new Apollo service: “Apollo provides clients peace of mind knowing that their data is being protected, their data backups are being maintained and monitored on an ongoing basis, and they have access to their data from anywhere with an internet connection.”

Ward added “Further, it allows companies to free up internal resources to focus on other business critical tasks.”

The innovative service offering came about when the company started to explore the opportunities for data backup solutions utilizing the cloud environment. After researching other products available in the market, WARDY IT Solutions discovered that there weren’t many available for operating systems prior to Windows 7. Thus they made Apollo compatible with Windows XP and above, thereby ensuring that the product could run on most operating systems in the market.

Backup Coverage

Companies using Apollo set their data backup schedule.  Once set the Apollo service will perform a full back up once a week, differential backup six (6) times a week and transactional backups every hour during the day. Additionally it cycles the error log and performs an integrity check every night. The service will then compress the data backup and move it to a Microsoft Azure account for storage.

Availability

The Apollo service is available to organisations throughout Australia who utilize Microsoft SQL Server technology.

To find out more about WARDY IT Solutions and how they can help your organisation to become more agile and work more effectively with SQL Server, visit the WARDY IT site.

About the Smart 100

The SMART 100 Index was created by Anthill Magazine in 2008 to identify and rank Australia’s 100 most innovative products, proving to be one of the largest surveys of its kind in Australia.

In 2015, in response to a record volume entries, the program was extended to include the TOP 100 SMART SERVICES and the TOP 100 SMART PRODUCTS, in addition to the SMART 100.

About WARDY IT Solutions

WARDY IT Solutions is Australia’s leading SQL Server consulting, training and Business Intelligence specialist company. WARDY IT prides itself on engaging with customers collaboratively in order to deliver the best SQL Server technology solutions to customers throughout Asia Pacific.

WARDY IT Solutions has been awarded Microsoft Australia Partner Awards (MAPA) SQL Server Partner of the Year Awards since 2009. These prestigious awards recognise partners that have successfully delivered innovative Microsoft Data and Business Intelligence Platform based solutions.

Contact:

WARDY IT Solutions

Brisbane – Head Office

164 Wharf Street
Spring Hill QLD 4000
Australia

Phone: 1300 WARDY IT (927 394)

International Phone
+61 7 3054 5300

contact@wardyit.com

http://www.wardyit.com

Three SQL Server MVP’s

SQL Server MVP

WARDY IT Solutions is delighted to announce that we have three team members that has been awarded as a Microsoft SQL Server Most Valuable Professional (MVP).

Henry Rooney (SQL Server Architect), Konstantin Khomyakov (Business Intelligence Consultant) and WARDY IT Solutions founder Peter Ward are only a handful of recipients in Australia of this award.

The MVP award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others and is recognition of the outstanding contributions these WARDY IT Solutions team members have made in the SQL Server technical communities.

Finalist 2014 MAPA Data Platform Partner of the Year

Finalist 2014 MAPA Data Platform Partner of the Year

WARDY IT Solutions – Finalist 2014 MAPA SQL Server Data Platform Partner of the Year

WARDY IT Solutions has been selected as a 2014 MAPA Data Platform Partner of the Year Finalist out of a national field of top Microsoft Partners for delivering market-leading customer solutions built on the Microsoft SQL Server platform.

This prestigious award recognises WARDY IT Solutions standing as a global leader for innovative Microsoft SQL Server solutions.

The 21 categories of the MAPA programme recognise Microsoft Partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during FY14.

The Microsoft Australia Partner Awards (MAPA) recognises the best of breed Microsoft Partners each year. WARDY IT Solutions been awarded a prestigious MAPA award since 2009; reconfirming WARDY IT Solutions as Australia’s leading SQL Server consultants, trainers and Business Intelligence specialists.