• When you embrace Microsoft SQL Server, you’ll be able to gain deeper insights from all your data. With capabilities that go beyond business intelligence, SQL Server performs advanced analytics within your database and presents rich visualizations for business insights.

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    • Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Microsoft SQL are designed for superior performance, significant cost savings and future-ready scalability. Over the past decade, successful companies have increasingly turned to Dell EMC to support their mission-critical workloads, including database and business intelligence applications.

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      Customer Story: Boston Red Sox

      Transforming the game with the Boston Red Sox and Dell EMC XtremIO

      The Boston Red Sox have embraced digital transformation. Hear from Club President, Sam Kennedy, and Vice President of Information Technology, Brian Shield, as they discuss the impact Dell EMC XtremIO has had on the team’s business and baseball operations.

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      Customer Story: Callaway

      Dell EMC helping Callaway drive greater innovation

      Callaway Golf Company modernized its data center to enhance its agility, improve access to information and provide designers with a better way of visualizing data to speed product development.

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      Customer Story: Koch Foods

      FORTIFYING THE ROOST FOR 24X7 POULTRY DISTRIBUTION

      Automated operations at Koch Foods run smoothly with reliable, efficient enterprise data protection.

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      Customer Story: University of Vermont

      ENSURING RELIABILITY AND ENABLING A BETTER PATIENT EXPERIENCE

      The University of Vermont Health Network supports electronic health records (EHR) systems and drives automation with Dell EMC converged infrastructure.

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      Customer Story: Security Service Federal Credit Union

      ACCESS TO MONEY THAT’S ALWAYS PROTECTED

      Security Service Federal Credit Union achieves continuous account access, 100 percent faster backups of disparate databases and 60:1 deduplication using Dell EMC’s Integrated Data Protection Appliance.

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      Customer Story: Drake University

      Disaster recovery enables digital learning

      Drake University simplifies and strengthens data and application protection with an automated solution that does not require specialized skills.

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    Solutions Overview
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      Ready Solutions for Microsoft SQL Solution Overview

      Designed for superior performance, significant cost savings and future-ready scalability for your Microsoft SQL Server 2017 environment.

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      Ready Solutions for Microsoft SQL - Specification Sheet

      Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Microsoft SQL have a wide variety of sizes to accommodate your customers’ database size, number of users and use case.

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      Solution Brief: Scale Microsoft SQL Server Using Dell EMC Ready Solution

      Achieve exceptional and consistent performance while scaling in a mixed workload environment.

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      Dell EMC Services for the Microsoft Data Platform

      Modernize your data analytics initiatives with Microsoft SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Big Data

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      Consolidate and Simplify Mixed Database Workloads with Dell EMC

      Dell EMC solutions for business applications enables you to consolidate mixed database workloads onto fewer servers and storage to realize a cost savings and return on your underlying infrastructure investments.

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    Analyst Reports
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      Support more customers and get answers faster with new Dell EMC servers and Microsoft SQL Server 2017 on Linux

      A Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd server running Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Standard and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 processed more orders and analyzed data in less time than a legacy solution

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      Analyze data faster by upgrading to a Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd running Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Standard on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5

      A Principled Technologies report: Hands-on testing.  Real-world results.

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      Handle more online transactions with non-volatile memory module-based storage

      A Principled Technologies report: Hands-on testing.  Real-world results.

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    Technical Resources
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      Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Microsoft SQL: Design for Dell EMC XtremIO Reference Architecture Guide

      Today’s IT organizations are under pressure to achieve cloud-like elasticity, scalability, and ease of provisioning while lowering the total cost of ownership—a challenging goal, particularly with the complexity of databases.

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      Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Microsoft SQL: Dell EMC Unity 650F All Flash Storage Design Guide

      Microsoft SQL Server has developed into a market-leading data management platform in the 25 years since the first release of version 4.2 for Windows NT in 1993.

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      Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Microsoft SQL: Dell EMC Unity 650F All Flash Storage Deployment Guide

      This guide details how to deploy a virtualized Microsoft SQL Server 2017 solution using VMware virtualization on Dell EMC PowerEdge R740 servers and Dell EMC Unity 650 All Flash storage. For data protection, the solution integrates Dell EMC Data Domain Boost (DD Boost) software for SQL Server and the Dell EMC Data Domain DD6300 backup appliance.

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      Ready Solution for SQL Server 2017 with Storage Spaces Direct Ready Node Cluster Design Guide

      The Dell EMC Ready Solution for Microsoft SQL Server 2017 with Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) is a validated solution for your database ecosystem.

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      Ready Solution for SQL Server 2017 with Storage Spaces Direct Ready Node Cluster Deployment Guide

      Dell EMC Ready Solution for Microsoft SQL Server 2017 with Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) is a preconfigured solution with preconfigured components. At the base of the solution are the versatile Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th Generation servers.

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      Ready Solutions for Microsoft SQL: SQL Server 2017 with S2D Ready Node Cluster White Paper

      This white paper provides details to help you understand and evaluate how the Ready Solution for SQL Server 2017 with S2D Ready Nodes might be the right consolidation approach for your SQL Server database workloads.

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      Dell EMC PowerMax Storage for Mission-Critical SQL Server Databases

      The PowerMax family includes Dell EMC PowerMax 2000 and Dell EMC PowerMax 8000 systems for scale-up and scale-out multicontroller reliability, availability, and security.

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      Consolidate and Simplify Mixed Database Workloads with Dell EMC

      Dell EMC solutions for business applications enables you to consolidate mixed database workloads onto fewer servers and storage to realize a cost savings and return on your underlying infrastructure investments.

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