For the books table of contents, Author Forum, and other resources, go to The arrival of personal computer networks marked a shift away from big iron mainframes and dumb terminals to a decentralized processing model comprised of many (relatively cheap) servers and lots of personal computers.
Break free from the familiar – an unfamiliar solution can deliver big savings and ROI– $450,000 and up to 79x ROI in the scenario tested.
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Consolidate your SQL applications on all-flash storage and eliminate storage silos required by antiquated disk-based architectures.
Get sub-millisecond latency, 3-5x better transactional throughput, and dramatically simpler operations. The performance of your Microsoft SQL databases and Exchange Database Availability Groups (DAGs) are extremely sensitive to the speed and resilience of your storage solution.
How can I use these differentiators to choose the appropriate consolidation option for my environment?
Read Consolidation Guidance for SQL Server Many companies are considering or have already implemented consolidation of computing resources, including Microsoft SQL Server instances and databases, in their organization.
Read Consolidation Using SQL Server 2008Abstract courtesy : Microsoft Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)Hi Pinal, It might be worth mentioning products like the Polyserve SQL Server Utility from HP.
It addresses a number of vectors in the virtualization/consolidation question which allows you to achieve: * Physical Server consolidation * High Availability/Rapid Failover * Dynamic Workload Management * Connection Virtualization * Streamlined Patch Management * Clustering outcomes on heterogeneous server hardware All this happens while your SQL Server data-server processes are still running against bare metal. There may be other products that also occupy this space (I think Platespin has a similar offering) but the HP product is backed by a top-tier multinational IT products & services company, and is fully endorsed by Microsoft.
Consolidation Using SQL Server 2008 Writer: Allan Hirt, Megahirtz LLC ([email protected]) Technical Reviewers: Lindsey Allen, Madhan Arumugam, Ben De Bow, Sung Hsueh, Rebecca Laszlo, Claude Lorenson, Prem Mehra, Mark Pohto, Sambit Samal, and Buck Woody Published: October 2009What are the considerations when creating a consolidation plan for my environment?