SQL Consulting Services

Your needs do not always fit neatly in a box. No matter where you need assistance, SQLHA® can be there to help. You may have a specific project you need assistance with, a challenge you are trying to overcome, or blocker that you cannot get around. This is where SQLHA® can help. We can do many different kinds of custom work for you, and we are not afraid to roll up our sleeves and get hands on, too.

Contact us to discuss what we can do to help you achieve your goals. 

Learn More

Before you can build a house, you need the right blueprint.

SQLHA® offers experienced SQL Server consultants who have designed and prototyped solutions for smaller companies as well as some of the largest in the world.

Let us help you define and prove out the best roadmap for your company, whether your solution is fully on premise, physical or virtual, in the public cloud, or even a hybrid solution bridging on premise with the public cloud.


 SQL Design Services

End-To-End SQL Server Architecture Design and Planning

Looking to modernize your existing SQL Server infrastructure? Need a whole new paradigm implemented for SQL Server to take advantage of forward-looking technologies and new product versions? Have an application that needs the right SQL Server design for both availability and performance?

Let SQLHA design and plan it for you. SQLHA has the experience and vision to help you turn vision into reality. Our holistic approach to system design combined with our expertise in virtualization, storage, networking, Windows Server, and SQL Server enables us to deliver physical, virtual, public cloud, or hybrid solutions tailored to your needs.

As part of the engagement, we can also help you test and validate to prove the solution will not only work as advertised, but also scale to the heights you need. Whether this testing is in-house or in a formal lab setting such as a Microsoft Technology Center, we have the skills to deliver lab engagements that is second to none.

SQL Server Hardware and Infrastructure Design

Every SQL Server needs a robust, reliable backend to deliver the performance and availability your business requires. While tuning applications and their queries is important, the hardware and infrastructure behind the scenes matters just as much. Ensuring you have the right architecture and bandwidth for things like Availability Group traffic or Live Migration and vMotion requires the expertise that SQLHA brings to the table. We often bridge the divide between DBAs and system, virtualization, storage, network, and security administrators, or even help where there is no SQL Server expertise in house.

As we move to a more software defined data center which provides greater abstraction and flexibility, designs are becoming more complex. We understand that, and can help you take advantage of the powerful new technologies and features in this area. As an example, SQLHA has real world experience implementing Scale Out File Server and RDMA for production workloads. We can help you determine the right technology stack to support your workloads and give you the availability and reliability you require. So when you need to have a system that not only works for today, but for the foreseeable future, SQLHA should be your go-to resource.


Done Right

SQLHA® is one of the world’s leading mission critical SQL Server consulting and training companies. Our goal is to help customers attain available, scalable, manageable, and secure SQL Server implementations by creating solutions that address the whole picture – from the infrastructure all the way through day-to-day operations.

Contact Us

Deployment Services

Clustered Implementations of SQL Server

When deploying AlwaysOn failover cluster instances or Availability Groups, there is no company on the planet better qualified to ensure your success with clustered implementations of SQL Server. With one of the world’s foremost SQL Server high availability experts in house, Microsoft Cluster MVP Allan Hirt, we have the expertise to get the job done once and done right. Whether you are looking to use physical or virtual servers, the public cloud, or a hybrid solution, SQLHA can evaluate your current cluster, deploy a new one, or help fix an existing clustered implementation.


It is no longer a question of whether you will virtualize SQL Server deployments, but how and what should you do to virtualize them. At the same time, some systems may still remain physical servers. The experts at SQLHA can help you navigate the virtualization waters to implement the right Hyper-V or VMware solution that fits your needs. Besides new deployments, we can optimize existing virtualized implementations to ensure that you meet the best practices and standards for SQL Server running under a hypervisor.


Looking to reduce the number of SQL Server versions that you currently support? Do you have a lot of older hardware that you would like to retire? Would you like better overall utilization of your physical or virtual servers, and at the same time lower cost and increase availability and reliability? If so, consolidation should be on your roadmap. Whether you need to optimize your current consolidation strategy or evaluate and deploy a new one including virtualization and possibly the public cloud, hire the company that has the guy who wrote the whitepaper for Microsoft.

We do not have a “one size fits all” approach – everyone’s consolidation solution is different. We take your current pain and transform it into a manageable solution with the appropriate ways to monitor the environment to predict and prevent problems long after the project.

Migrations and Upgrades

Staying up-to-date is not easy. Applying patches and updates or upgrading to newer versions of SQL Server, Linux, or Windows Server seems to always be a challenge. These updates are critical for security, performance, availability, reliability, supportability, and compliance.

SQLHA® has decades of experience helping customers implement plans for staying up-to-date as well as doing the hands-on work to deploy these important updates. We are familiar with complex scenarios such as applying updates to deployments using availability groups or failover cluster instances and can make everything go smoothly. Whether the goal is to do things in place or migrate to new servers or another architecture such as going from SQL Server on Windows Server to Linux, SQLHA® will show you how to minimize the risk of change and reduce downtime during the work.

Privacy Settings
We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our Privacy Policy
Consent to display content from - Youtube
Consent to display content from - Vimeo
Google Maps
Consent to display content from - Google