So, you’ve deployed SQL Server and it’s been up and running for some time.  But, are you sure that it is set up for disaster recovery, configured properly for your needs, being maintained and is secure?

Our infographic will highlight some of the alarming statistics we’ve compiled from years of database assessments.

Disaster Recovery

Microsoft allows companies to have a copy of the SQL Server database for disaster recovery purposes without incurring an additional license cost.  The cost of lost business in a primary datacenter scenario will quickly exceed the cost to maintain a disaster recovery environment.

Server Configuration

Microsoft versions eventually reach end of support and end of life.  You can run a new version of your application in compatibility mode and be supported.

Database Maintenance Tips

By default, SQL Server does not have maintenance plans configured.  It is important to perform regular maintenance to protect your data and optimize its performance.  In many cases, customized maintenance strategies are key to the performance and safety of the SQL Server.

Security Review Tips

Many SQL Server database managers and administrators are not aware of how easy it would be for an unauthorized person to enter their instances, steal data, or maliciously damage it.  Common reasons companies will fair are: weak passwords, blank and single character passwords, and passwords that are the reverse of the account name.

Ntirety has a number of professional service engagements to help companies quickly identify and mitigate these risks.