Rackspace DBA Services: Expert Assistance For Database Administration

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Sean Anderson | June 26, 2013 9:00 am

Managing databases is a key aspect to maintaining a stable application environment.

Database administrators are often the unsung heroes of the IT organization, but skilled DBAs are hard to find. Those in your team should be considered a high value resource focused on developing new database or application requirements for your business.

Today, we are adding a new layer of support to help your organization manage its databases across the lifecycle: Rackspace DBA Services.

WHAT IS RACKSPACE DBA SERVICES?

Rackspace DBA Services allows your organization to use Rackspace’s expertise on database administration as an extension of your own DBA teams. You can call Rackspace when you need help with your databases and get expert assistance from one of our database administrators, or DBAs. There are four main reasons you may want to consider Rackspace DBA Services:

DATABASE ENGINES

We can help you manage Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL and Oracle databases, whether on dedicated hardware or on Managed Cloud Servers

SPECIFICS OF THE SERVICE

Rackspace DBA Services offers an SLA of 99.9 percent to meet the needs of mission critical applications. Rackspace DBA Services is designed to help you across the lifecycle of your database, including:

As you can see, one of the important aspects of this service is that we can help you in the early stages of the application lifecycle, where decisions may be critical to the future of your application.

Rackspace DBA Services are premium services on top of those activities you already have come to expect from Rackspace’s different service levels, which already include basic installation and configuration, basic administration and monitoring and basic troubleshooting.

PRICING

DBAs are not only precious resources, but they also must focus on things only you can do, such as developing new applications. Even if you can find a qualified DBA, they are also expensive.

With Rackspace DBA Services you pay:

To give you an idea of the savings, let’s assume you have three database servers. On a yearly basis, you will then pay

That is a total of $27,300, which is a great deal when you compare it with having to find a DBA in the six figures.

SIGN UP

To sign up for the service, just contact your account manager. We will work with your team to get you setup. We operate some of the world’s most advanced databases and have seen pretty much everything. We can help you solve problems fast and around the clock.

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