9 Questions Every Business Should Ask About their SQL Server

Computer Technician Examining ServerIgnoring the health and maintenance of your SQL servers can be one of the biggest mistakes you make as an organization.  If the SQL servers that run your business management applications go into disrepair, it will inevitably result in slow system performance, decreased efficiency of your personnel due to frustration, bottle-necks at critical moments, system outages, loss of data, and ultimately total system failure.

So how do you know if you are on the road to any of these issues?  Ask yourself these 9 questions:

  • Do I know how my server is performing compared to where it should be performing?
  • Do I know what the biggest bottle-neck in my SQL server is?
  • Am I confident that my SQL server is protected in the case of a failure?
  • Do I want to reduce time run reports and increase the efficiencies of employees?
  • What capacities is my SQL server is capable of today and how long I can expect it to cover my needs into the future?
  • Do I have capacity planning reports?
  • Are my backups configured properly and am I really as protected as I think?
  • What is an acceptable downtime for my mission critical business applications?
  • Do I have the right resources to be able to properly monitor and manage my Microsoft SQL server?

If any of these questions raised some red flags and you do not have the right resources in place to manage and monitor your servers properly, you don’t need to worry alone. This is why Socius offers its SQL Health Check & Performance Optimization offering in which we check your SQL servers twice a year enabling us to find any issues that could lead to bigger problems if left unattended and ensures that your SQL servers are operating at their optimal efficiency.  These services are available for an annual fixed-fee.  Learn more about our SQL Health Check & Performance Optimization here.