Virtual DBA iPhone & iPad App

Just in time for the holiday season, WARDY IT Solutions has released a new app for the iPhone and iPad that allows IT Managers and Database administrators to monitor their SQL Server instances in real-time.

Built on the award winning WARDY IT Solutions Virtual DBA product, the app allows monitoring of a company’s entire SQL Server farm, immediately highlighting issues, performance statistics and recommended changes.

Peace of Mind for SQL Server Administrators

Peter Ward, Chief Technical Architect of WARDY IT Solutions describes the Virtual DBA App as a ‘peace of mind’ app: “During the busy holiday season, it can be stressful not having immediate access to SQL Server database details. As a result many administrators have complex log in and VPN access processes and then remote connect to a workstation to review their SQL Server instances. With the WARDY IT Solutions Virtual DBA iPhone app this is all a thing of the past. One simple app gives access to all the real-time monitoring and performance statistics. IT Managers and Database administrations can stay informed at all times.”

Using the App

The Virtual DBA Portal App – available on the iTunes App store – is simple to configure. Users simply provide their Virtual DBA credentials and they are immediately connected to a real-time stream of SQL Server uptime and performance statistics.

Individual instances can be analysed for uptime details and any error notifications.


Although the app is new, the Virtual DBA service has been available since January 2008. Enterprises around the globe use Virtual DBA with the service monitoring more than 30,000 databases.

Award Winning Product – More Sales, Less Administration

WARDY IT Solutions was awarded the 2011 Microsoft Data Platform Partner of the Year award, and the Virtual DBA service has been named one of Australia’s 100 most innovative products by Anthill Magazine in 2011.

DBA outsourcing reduces costs

Running SQL Server database servers on a daily basis can consume considerable staff resources, so many companies have switched from in-house administration to DBA outsourcing providers.

Asked to comment on the increasing trend towards IT Administration outsourcing, Mr Ward said:

“With the Australian and world economies still facing economic uncertainty, enterprises are looking at ways to reduce costs and to increase efficiency. Database administration outsourcing provides an excellent way to reduce internal expenses.”

IT Departments are the winners

The Virtual DBA service works in this way:

• WARDY IT Solutions’ experienced database professionals remotely monitor their clients’ SQL Server databases on a 24/7 basis.

• The administration team immediately reports any database issues along with possible impacts.

• The team offers solutions on how issues can be resolved.

• Clients have 24/7 access to the Database Administrators team.

• Each client has a database expert who is thoroughly familiar with the client’s organisation.

Virtual DBA allows clients to lower costs in terms of their IT professional staff by allowing remote administration of their SQL Server databases.

And now with the Virtual DBA iPhone App, clients – including IT Managers, Database Administrators, and Database developers – can access updates in real time, from anywhere.

Save on training and turnover costs

Using a service like Virtual DBA also provides savings on company training costs.

Rather than having to train in-house IT staff to run company databases, Virtual DBA allows a team of seasoned database specialists to handle all SQL Server administration tasks. In many cases, companies may find they do not have the expertise to handle particularly difficult database problems.

With Virtual DBA, companies have a team that works full time on database administration and that can handle even “worst-case” scenarios.

Another problem that companies face with in-house database administration is the need to fill positions due to employee turnover. As technical staff leave the company for positions elsewhere, the search for replacements can be tedious and resource-consuming.

WARDY IT Solutions Virtual DBA service removes all these staffing headaches so that organisations can concentrate on what they do best.

One of Australia’s most innovative products

The business innovation publication Anthill Magazine chose Virtual DBA as one of its “Smart 100” products in May 2011. The Smart 100 are the most innovative products in Australia for the year awarded.

The magazine summarised their decision with: “WARDY IT Solutions Virtual DBA service is a cost-effective solution to meet the day-to-day challenges of availability, performance and administration of an organisation’s critical Microsoft SQL Server databases.”

Features of WARDY IT Solutions innovative solution include:

• 24/7 monitoring of databases

• Database Backup

• Performance Monitoring

• 24/7 Priority Access to Database Specialist team

• Database Planning

• Database Index Maintenance

• Database Security

• Database Tracking and Reporting.

2011 Data Platform Partner of the Year

Winning an award by Microsoft as a 2011 Data Platform Partner of the Year further acknowledges the effectiveness of the Virtual DBA solution.

The much coveted award is given to Microsoft partners who develop highly innovative and successful solutions based on the Microsoft Data Platform. Customers can be assured that the product provides a top-rated solution for database administration outsourcing.

WARDY IT Solutions solution was recognized for its cutting-edge handling of SQL Server security problems such as meeting regulatory compliance, warding off insider threats and enforcement of separation of duty.

About WARDY IT Solutions

One of Australia’s leading SQL Server consultation companies, WARDY IT Solutions has been recognised through numerous prestigious awards and through the testimonials of its customers.

The company was ranked the 16th Fastest Growing Technology Company on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2011 list.

Lead by Chief Technical Architect Peter Ward, the company provides SQL Server consultation, training and business intelligence. Ward is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management. A much sought-after speaker on SQL Server technology, he was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his expertise and his dedication to the SQL Server Community.

WARDY IT Solutions head office is located at Level 2, 21 Quay Street, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia. The head office phone number is 1300 927 394.