• 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, Microsoft 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.

    • Microsoft SQL Server Features

    • Solution  Situation

      Benefits

       

      Key Components

      Consolidating Mixed Workloads

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      • Increase in database and server sprawl
      • Larger workload footprints
      • Greater cost and complexity running workloads on siloed IT
      • Longer maintenance and upgrade cycles
      • Inefficient copy data management
      • Maximize valuable datacenter floor space with a smaller footprint
      • Lower database licensing costs with fewer instances of the database software
      • Manage CAPEX and OPEX at scale
      • Deliver predictable performance at scale for mixed Microsoft SQL Server workloads
      • Provision copies at the speed of the business through greater agility
      • Improve backup and disaster recovery through centralization
      • Ensure application-driven data protection and long term backup retention
      • Enable cloud operating model efficiency and savings
      • Strive for “Always On” in the digital era

      Reference Architecture

      • PowerEdge Modular Server
      • PowerMax Storage
      • Data Domain DD Boost for Enterprise Applications
      • Data Domain Storage

       

      Hyperconverged Infrastructure

      • Storage Spaces Direct Ready Node

       

      Converged Infrastructure

      • VxBlock

      Running SQL on Linux

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      • Adoption of cloud operating model
      • Move towards a data-driven intelligent enterprise
      • Expansion into containerization and open source
      • Standardize operating model for production and test / development environments

       

      • Drive greater throughput on large complex Microsoft SQL Server queries
      • Accelerate decision support analysis
      • Scale under increasing Microsoft SQL Server workloads while providing strong storage performance
      • Deliver consistently low latencies for accessing database data

       

      Reference Architecture

      • PowerEdge Servers
      • XtremIO All-Flash Storage

       

      Microsoft SQL Migrations and Upgrades

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      • Microsoft SQL Server 2008/R end of support
      • Invest in hybrid cloud operating model
      • Incorporate meaningful insights into decision-making process
      • Make Microsoft SQL Server data available in a timely, relevant and actionable manner
      • Evaluate Microsoft SQL Server database environment to identify potential areas for performance improvement.
      • Improve data quality with a modernized data landscape
      • Design and implement resilient Microsoft SQL Server data architectures for on-premises, off-premises and hybrid cloud strategies
      • Assess and plan for future business requirements

       

      Dell Technologies Consulting Services

      Reference Architecture

      • PowerEdge Modular Server
      • PowerMax Storage
      • XtremIO X2 All-Flash Storage
      • Unity XT All-Flash Storage
      • Data Domain DD Boost for Enterprise Applications
      • Data Domain Storage

       

      Hyperconverged Infrastructure

      • Storage Spaces Direct Ready Node
      • Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack

       

      Converged Infrastructure

      • VxBlock

       

       

    • Use cases for Microsoft SQL Server


    • Essential Resources

      Ready Solutions for Microsoft SQL

    Customer Stories
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      Customer Story: Koch Foods

      Fortifying The Roost For 24x7 Poultry Distribution

      Learn how automated operations at Koch Foods run smoothly with reliable, efficient enterprise data protection.

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      Customer Story: Security Service Federal Credit Union

      Access To Money That’s Always Protected

      See how 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

      Learn how 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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      Ready Solutions for Microsoft SQL: Running SQL Server Containers on Linux

      Dell EMC solutions for Microsoft SQL Server enables organizations to take advantage of SQL Server 2019 containers on a Dell EMC modern infrastructure and rapidly provision persistent storage for stateful containerized applications and databases.

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    Analyst Reports
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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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      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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