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Datavail and SQL Server Pro Webinar: Essential SQL Server Monitoring

Speakers Andy McDermid and Michael Otey Present Top Issues Identified by Health Checks on Wednesday, August 13

Broomfield, Colo. — Aug. 7, 2014— Datavail, the leader in database managed services and support in North America, is teaming with SQL Server Pro to host a webinar that explores the top issues identified by SQL Server health checks and why monitoring is essential to the health of SQL Server administration. On Wednesday, August 13, Andy McDermid, a Principal SQL DBA at Datavail, and Michael Otey, a senior technical director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro, will present: “Essential SQL Server Monitoring: Top Issues Uncovered During SQL Health Checks.” The webinar will begin at 2 p.m. ET.

SQL Server is a business critical component for most companies’ line-of-business applications. Regular monitoring is critical in order to maintain optimal operation and performance. During this webinar, attendees will learn about essential SQL Server metrics required to track and maintain SQL Server instances. Additionally, McDermid and Otey will explain:

  • Three levels of the top issues uncovered during health checks essential to monitor for optimal operation, and the top issues uncovered during routine health checks
  • The importance of integrating health checks into the monitoring plan
  • A prioritized three-step plan on how to resolve issues

Topics covered during this webinar will include capacity planning, security, backup, logs, performance monitoring and the importance of creating performance baselines.

Register for this webinar here.

About the Speakers
Andy McDermid is a principal SQL Server DBA at Datavail who delivers and manages delivery of DBA services to many diverse clients. He enjoys helping his clients by finding and deploying pragmatic and practical solutions for their database issues. He has conducted dozens of health checks on a variety of client databases. McDermid is always working to improve and expand his DBA skills and he likes to share his experiences. Read more about his work here.

Michael Otey, senior technical director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro, is president of TECA, a software-development and consulting company in Portland, Ore. Otey has covered the topic of virtualization extensively for Windows IT Pro, having written several feature articles describing how to take advantage of virtualization in the enterprise and reviewing all of the major virtualization products.

About Datavail Corporation
Datavail Corporation is the largest pure-play provider of remote database administration (DBA) services in North America, offering 24×7 managed database services, database design, architecture and staffing. The company specializes in Oracle, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, MongoDB, DB2 and SharePoint, and provides flexible onsite/offsite, onshore/offshore service delivery options to meet each customer’s unique business needs. Founded in 2007, Datavail is based in Broomfield, Colo. and supports enterprise clients located worldwide. For more information, visit