Author Archives: WARDY IT Solutions

Virtual DBA Service Q4 Roadmap

Virtual DBA Roadmap WARDY IT Solutions 2019 Q4

We developed SQL Beacon™ and MyVirtualDBA™ to underpin our world-class team of DBAs who work on shift, 27x7x365 to support our clients. SQL Beacon™ is an agentless monitoring and alerting engine that polls your infrastructure and SQL Servers to generate notifications for events before they become issues. The data captured by SQL Beacon™ is also […]

April 2019 Roundup

April 2019 - SQL Server News Stories Roundup

Over the last few days my daughter has been in hospital with repository issues. The last time I spent any time in a hospital was when my wife gave birth to this bundle of joy in the same hospital 19 months ago. In this time the technology in the hospital has changed dramatically, with each nurse now empowered with a mobile phone running a number of health applications to measure and capture vital statics.

Migrate to Azure for Free – Our Azure Navigator Program is Still Open

azure navigator announcement

In February of this year, WARDY IT Solutions announced the Azure Navigator program – an opportunity to migrate to Azure for free for the first 50 expressions of interest. There are still spots available for this offer. As Microsoft plans to decommission support for SQL Server 2008/R2 on-premise environments by early July 2019, our Azure […]

My SQL Server is Fine – So Why Bother Patching?


While many organisations have a roadmap to migrate to Azure or modernise to supported versions of SQL Server, there are others, that for various reasons, will need to maintain legacy versions. Maybe the application running on the legacy version is not compatible with newer versions of SQL Server, or perhaps the application vendor has gone out of business. Whatever the reason, the legacy application – […]