Category Archives: General

SQL Server Resource Provider for Azure Virtual Machines

azure virtual machine

Azure provides different options to host your SQL Server workload in the cloud. You can migrate to Azure Managed Instances, Azure SQL Server Database, or you can use Virtual Machines with SQL Server installed (IAAS – Infrastructure as a service option). For SQL Servers installed on Virtual Machines, you can also benefit from the Microsoft Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows and SQL Server.

How to predict the winner of the race that stops a nation (and other horse races)

How to predict the winner of the race that stops a nation (and other horse races)

Ok, time to rein in the puns. WARDY IT Solutions have created a tried (but not yet fully tested) Melbourne Cup Prediction model. In a bid to secure financial security, members of the WARDY IT Solutions team put together a strategy for predicting the winner of the Melbourne Cup and any other horse races where the prize money is high.

How Brisbane’s Top SQL Server Consultants Stay Up-to-date

SQL Server Consultant Brisbane

We spoke with ten of our Brisbane-based SQL Server Consultants to find out what their roles involve. It wasn’t as easy as tying all their capabilities up into one sentence, we realised that their day to day really depends on their customers needs. Here are just some of the skillsets our consultants exhibit daily.

SQL Server Security Auditing: Checking Who Has Access to What

SQL Server Security Auditing: Checking Who Has Access to What

With changes often needed around security to ensure people have access, how does an organisation ensure who has what level of access? How can you identify potential security threats? The answer is to review or audit the security of your SQL Server environment on a regular basis. Here’s our suggestions for what to consider including in a SQL security audit:

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 – […]

eBook: An Introduction to Azure Managed Instance

Azure Managed Instance

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is a new flexible way to move your database environment to Azure, currently in public preview. This new option from Microsoft will streamline the migration of SQL Server workloads to a fully managed database service. Azure Managed Instance provides the control of an IaaS environment and the capability of PaaS without […]