SQL Server and Platform Enterprise Consulting Services

At Heraflux Technologies, we’re here to simplify the complex, and remove the fragility from your systems and processes. Because we have a deep understanding of the interdependencies of how each layer of your system should work together, we can optimize your platform, and in turn, not only get to cost savings and performance gains, but help complete the roadmap to execute on your long-term goals and strategies.

Service Offerings

SQL Server Performance

  • Performance diagnostics through the entire system stack
  • Top-to-bottom bottleneck detection, from storage to query
  • Pinpoint parallelism, NUMA, and concurrency challenges
  • Database, table, and query architecture review

SQL Server Business Continuity

  • Determine SLAs – RPO & RTO
  • Review existing BC strategy
  • Identify appropriate HA & DR architectures
  • Engineer and guide on performance and availability designs for SQL Server databases
  • Improve resiliency & availability

SQL Server Modernization

  • SQL Server license optimization
  • “Right-sizing” VM / service resource allocations for improved performance
  • SQL Server cloud XaaS migrations
  • SQL Server version upgrades
  • New feature identification & process adoption

Performance Tuning

  • SQL Server VM & database performance engineering
  • VM configuration for scalability
  • Host performance design & review
  • CPU overcommit & scheduling
  • Storage performance optimization
  • Process review for backups, high availability, disaster recovery, operational management
  • IT cross-silo training on best practices

Cloud, On-Premises, or Both

  • Review & determine cloud services or IaaS
  • Develop hybrid strategy
  • Develop resource consumption model for cost optimization
  • Migration strategy development
  • Performance tuning
  • Review database business continuity strategy
  • Security & access control
  • Operational management 

Optimal Data Platform

  • Review database demand and requirements
  • Hardware / platform selection
  • Virtualization / cloud optimization for SQL Server workloads
  • CPU selection for maximum performance & minimum license
  • Storage presentation optimization
  • Interop training with SQL Server & platform teams for optimal best practices application

Service Offerings

SQL Server Performance

  • Service selection (DBaaS / IaaS / PaaS)
  • Cloud provider analysis
  • Compute resource allocation scale
  • Provisioned resource constraints
  • Data flow egress / ingress
  • Bottleneck review
  • Availability efficiency architecture

SQL Server Availability

  • On-premises / cloud / hybrid
  • Operational SLA review
  • Availability Groups & Windows Server Failover Clustered Instances
  • Infrastructure HA optimization
  • Disaster recovery validation and testing

On-Premises Virtualization

  • VMware vSphere
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Nutanix Acropolis
  • KVM Virtualization platforms like Proxmox
  • Hybrid with platforms like Microsoft Azure Arc
  • All major hypervisors

Cloud XaaS

  • Service selection (DBaaS / IaaS / PaaS)
  • Cloud provider analysis
  • Compute resource allocation scale
  • Provisioned resource constraints
  • Bottleneck review
  • Availability architecture

Compute Hardware

  • Platform-specific optimizations, including interconnects
  • Cisco UCS, HPE, Dell, etc.
  • 2-32 socket host hardware
  • CPU selection for performance & license optimization
  • Memory capacity optimization

Enterprise Storage

  • Specific platform optimizations
  • SAN / NAS
  • NVMe / all-flash / hybrid / spindle
  • Hyperconverged – Nutanix / VMware vSAN / HPE SimpliVity / Ceph
  • Performance optimization
  • Business continuity

Interested in Our Enterprise Consulting?

If you are interested in learning more about our enterprise consulting services, contact us today to schedule a time to chat.