Managed Microsoft SQL Server

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Overview

Managed Microsoft SQL Server

The foundation of Microsoft’s comprehensive data platform, SQL Server delivers breakthrough performance for mission-critical applications – and it gets even better with our team of Microsoft SQL experts and Managed Services Anywhere.

Achieve maximum performance by combining Managed Microsoft SQL Server with Managed Services Anywhere. Combine MSA and your cloud platform for a Microsoft SQL Server solution that can sustain even the most demanding workloads.

Supported Versions and Operating Systems
  • All vendor-supported versions for Microsoft SQL Server
Supported Editions
  • Standard Edition
  • Enterprise Edition
Supported Services
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server Database Mirroring
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server Database Snapshots
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server Transparent Database Encryption (TDE)
  • Support for Microsoft SQL Server AlwaysOn

Features

Microsoft SQL Server tasks performed on behalf of the customer include:

License
  • Maintain Licensing and Software Assurance with Microsoft for CenturyLink provided Licenses
Installation
  • Prepare Server for Application Service (OS Specific Parameters)
  • Configure failover clustering when purchased for Microsoft SQL Server installation
  • Install Microsoft SQL Server (including available options and features)
  • Install applicable Microsoft SQL Server Service Packs
  • Harden Microsoft SQL Server to CIS Level 1 and CenturyLink Standards
  • Install MSA Monitoring
  • Perform Quality Assurance against Microsoft SQL Server Installation/Hardening
Configuration
  • Create/Configure Microsoft SQL Server service accounts and SPNs
  • Configure supported protocols (TCP/IP, Named pipes, TCP Port, IP Address and SSL Certificate allocation)
  • Configure Login Auditing, if requested
  • Configure Database Mirroring, Snapshots and/or AlwaysOn when purchased
  • Configure Database Encryption using TDE
  • Configure MSA Monitoring
  • Configure CenturyLink approved and provided Database Backups and Maintenance Jobs
  • Install and configure CenturyLink Disk/Tape Backups (if purchased)
Administration
  • Rebuild broken database mirrors or AlwaysOn availability groups, if configured
  • SQL Server Log Monitoring
  • Restart/Stop/Start Services
  • Update managed servers with all recommended security patches, service packs and hot-fixes upon customer request
  • Coordinate patching with Customer during maintenance hours
  • Perform failover/failback of AlwaysOn, database mirrors, if AlwaysOn support purchased

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