“Until now you had to be a Database Administrator (DB) in order to deliver even basic reports on the health of mission-critical SQL Server services. All that changes with the Network DetectiveSQL Server Assessment Module."
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013
RapidFire Tools, Inc., the world-leader in non-invasive IT assessment tools, announced today the release of a new module for Network Detective designed expressly to perform “deep dive” assessments and analyses of Microsoft SQL Server environments.
The new module allows the IT service provider to generate a set of SQL Server-specific reports that can be used as part of a comprehensive network assessment, or used to deliver an ongoing managed service.
“SQL Servers are typically running mission-critical business applications, and are also at the heart of Microsoft’s SharePoint found in a vast majority of small businesses,” said Michael Mittel, President of Rapidfire Tools, Inc. “Until now you had to be a Database Administrator (DB) in order to deliver even basic reports on the health of mission-critical SQL Server services. All that changes with the Network Detective SQL Server Assessment Module.
“With the SQL Server Assessment Module, all you need to do is run the Network Detective non-invasive data collector on your client’s or prospect’s SQL.” Mittel continued. “Then, let Network Detective’s proprietary data analyzer crunch the network data and produce a baseline set of health and status reports. Brand them as your own, and present them either as a stand-alone, one-time IT SQL Server Assessment, or as part of a regularly-scheduled managed security service. “
The SQL Server Assessment Module includes the following new reports:
- Routine Health Report –Shows the health of the SQL Server at a high level. Looks at best practices and compares them to the current state of the database.
- SQL Server Detail Report -- Documents key settings of the SQL server, including cluster information, DB recovery model, location of critical files, I/O, physical memory, wait types, logins and more.
- Database Detail Report-- Deeper dive into each individual database in the SQL server, including properties, missing indices, fragmentation levels and other stats.
- Maintenance Plan Report-- A very telling report that reveals which defined maintenance plans have been run, the last run times and results. The report includes the sub-steps taken in the plans.
- SQL Server Agent Jobs Report-- This report includes a comprehensive list of all SQL Server agent jobs and their schedules. The Job History highlights which jobs were not successful, and why they are producing errors.
There is a huge pent-up demand for SQL Server management services that few service providers are taking advantage of, primarily because: (a) their clients don’t know what they don’t know, and (b) the service providers don’t feel they have the skills on staff to deliver the service.
The Network Detective SQL Server Assessment Module gives IT service providers the tools to both SHOW their clients why they need a SQL Server maintenance service, and also to DELIVER the service they sell.
By performing regular SQL Server health checks with Network Detective, service providers can help their clients protect their assets, guard against down time, and help them sleep better at night. The SQL Server Assessment Module helps service providers to demonstrate their professionalism and in-depth knowledge of their systems, as well as uncovering potential new database projects.
Since the SQL Server Assessment Module is sold exclusively through an annual subscription, it can be used for an unlimited number of SQL Server Assessments for a full year. It can also be combined with the Network Assessment, Security Assessment, and Exchange Assessment Modules to deliver a more comprehensive IT assessment for prospects and customers.
Network Detective is the #1 non-invasive IT assessment tool, used by thousands of service providers around the world. Unlike other solutions, Network Detective is able to acquire a vast amount of network data – including assets, users, configurations, and vulnerabilities – all without installing any software, probes, or agents. In addition to automatically pulling information quickly from anything attached to the network, data from individual “off line” devices can be captured in minutes, and automatically incorporated into the final reports. Once the scans are complete, the service provider can run the encrypted file through the Network Detective proprietary data analyzer and then select from dozens of powerful reports to generate.
Network Detective now includes four modules, each sold separately through annual subscriptions that allow for an unlimited number of scans on an unlimited number of networks to generate an unlimited number of reports. The Network Assessment Module, Security Assessment Module, Exchange Assessment Module, and new SQL Server Assessment Module can all be purchased online at http://www.rapidfiretools.com.
RapidFire Tools, Inc. was founded in June of 2010. In addition to its flagship Network Detective IT assessment tool, RapidFire Tools, Inc. also publishes several other specialized software tools designed specifically for the IT service community. The company’s mission is to continue to develop innovative and powerful, award-winning IT solutions with clear value propositions that help service providers, resellers, and MSPs uncover new business, expand their practice areas, and run their operations more successfully.