Category Archives: SQL Server

Mistake free planning for SQL Server end of life

Mistake free planning for SQL Server end of life

You would be aware from Microsoft’s communications that SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are reaching end of life (EOL), with extended support terminating just months away in July 2019. Are you responsible for managing the impact this could have on your organisation’s processes and applications? Do you have an application vendor holding you back? […]

eBook: An Introduction to 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 […]

Understanding Virtual Log Files (VLF)

Virtual Log Files

Unmanaged Virtual Log Files are one of the most frequent issues I find on my client’s environments and since there is a lot of misconceptions around this topic, my intention with this article is to create an understanding about how and why VLFs get created, simulate a VLF count growth and demonstrate how we can monitor it and more importantly how can we fix it.

5 most common causes of SQL Server performance problems

5 most common causes of SQL Server performance problems

At WARDY IT Solutions, we’ve lived and breathed SQL Server for the past 14 years. With more than 100 years of SQL Server experience between them, we asked our Data Platform consultants to share their opinions on the most common causes of performance problems and of course, how to avoid them. Happy performance tuning!

Stop Overpaying for Microsoft Licensing: Our Top 5 Tips for True Up

True Up Tips

By the Data Platform team at WARDY IT Solutions. Understand your infrastructure – Run the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) toolkit to obtain a detailed inventory of your current infrastructure.Note: This is the tool Microsoft run during the True Up process. Production and Non-Production – Microsoft does not charge for non-prod SQL Servers so don’t […]