Red9 : Stable and Faster SQL Servers

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Mark Varnas, Principal SQL Server Consultant
With the huge influx of data, organizations have to maintain increasingly large databases to store and process the information. However, the lack of SQL Server expertise or skills makes it extremely challenging to work with databases, making them slow and leading to performance-related incidents. Fast and stable SQL Servers are not an accident, it takes a lot of finetuning and hard work behind running them. As such, organizations look to engage with professionals with relevant database experience to fix the problems once and for all. With its extensive SQL Server expertise, Red9 enables organizations to run stable, reliable, and faster SQL Servers. The company’s team only consists of senior DBAs who have over fifteen years of experience and are well versed with the nitty-gritty of the SQL Servers and different aspects of the database. “A major reason why clients engage us is they can easily gain access to experienced DBAs without having to go through the lengthy process of recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and setting up a team in house all while focusing on other tasks to boost their productivity,” says Mark Varnas, Principal SQL Server Consultant, Red9.

Notably, Red9 offers the most comprehensive SQL Server health check in the market. Unlike its competitors that only check and solve a couple of problem areas, Red9 audits SQL Server from the ground up with a checklist of 145 items. “We check all the components—not just the SQL Server, but everything that the server depends on, including hardware settings, storage selection and speed, and more,” says Varnas. The company also looks at the different types of storage options, SQL Server configuration, Windows Group Policy, Active Directory, Windows settings, among a variety of other things. By looking at all the aspects in a comprehensive manner, Red9 can increase the speed to the max and supercharge the SQL Server Performance. The company’s comprehensive health check fine-tunes a number of elements in the SQL Server and shows the client the roadmap of what issues to be fixed. The health check coupled with the rich skills of Red9’s in-house experts makes the company the preferred Mark Varnas choice for customers when it comes to SQL Server on-going improvements and maintenance.

At the same time Red9 specializes in SQL Server licensing services. In fact, the company recently helped a client save around 300,000 dollars per year by leveraging the SQL licensing services. With proprietary methods and testing, Red9 discovered that they were over-allocated on a SQL Server and migrated them to another server without compromising on the performance.


Our clients can see excellent, tangible results, and our services prove to be extremely valuable for IT management

What is more, Red9 leverages over 15 years of experience in DBA to provide exceptional managed services to its clients. The company handles managed service on a 24/7 basis, enabling clients to reach out at any time if they have any issues with stability or speed. The company also takes all precautions and follows procedures to ensure the security of client’s data. Varnas highlights, "What makes us unique is our transparency in work and delivery of outstanding results. Our clients can see excellent, tangible results, and our services prove to be extremely valuable for IT management.”

Varnas also cites the example of one of the clients whose SQL Servers powered 68 of their branches across various locations, comprising about 1000 employees. Apart from being slow, the client complained of their SQL Servers going down multiple times a day, causing 30-45 minutes outages. After conducting its proprietary SQL audit, Red9 found out that the SQL Server clustering was mismanaged as only one node was operational instead of all four. The idea of Microsoft SQL Server clustering is to ensure faster speed and reduce failures. Identifying such issues, Red9 fixed them to ensure stable performance of the SQL Server. The client that was unable to grow its business due to existing issues in servers was now able to add new locations without any downtime.

With its mission of making servers better, stable, and faster, Red9 will continue expanding its customer base to assist a variety of organizations in fine-tuning their servers. At the same time, the company provides SQL managed services to clients to eliminate the need to hire in-house DBAs and maintain, optimize and improve client's databases on a continual basis. “Fast and stable SQL Servers are never an accident. Our goal is to create fast and stable SQL environment for our customers and provide them with cost effective solutions,” says Varnas

Company
Red9

Headquarters
Alpharetta, GA

Management
Mark Varnas, Principal SQL Server Consultant

Description
With its SQL Managed Services and proprietary SQL Server Scaling Framework, Red9 enables organizations to squeeze the most out of SQL Server performance out of their databases with high stability. The company’s team only consists of senior DBAs who have over fifteen years of experience and are well versed with the nitty-gritty of the SQL Servers and different aspects of the database. Notably, Red9 offers the most comprehensive SQL Server health check in the market. Unlike its competitors that only check and solve a couple of problem areas, Red9 audits SQL Server from the ground up with a checklist of 145 items