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Servers

Designed for You, Designed by You

Your Microsoft® SQL Server® database is only as good as the servers that run it. The Dell server portfolio helps maximize database performance and offers a level of scalability not possible with legacy systems.

Input from people working in data center trenches has led to the latest generation of PowerEdge™ servers that are truly customer inspired. You get rugged, reliable servers that are easy to set up, manage and maintain. PowerEdge servers feature:

  • Unprecedented memory scalability
  • Massive internal storage capacity
  • Industry-first hot-swappable PCIe SSD drives with Dell™ Express Flash
  • Lean, consistent placement of interface ports and LCD
  • Reduced complexity of internal cabling
  • Obvious, clear component organization
  • Rugged, slam-latch design that enables consistent rack installation and removal
  • All-steel cable management arm that helps control cable creep
  • Multiple functions that are manageable from a single console
  • Industry-leading performance per watt
  • Servers optimized for virtualization performance
  1. SQL Server Consolidation and TCO: Principled Technologies Test Report

    03 Apr 2012

    Explore the benefits of consolidating database servers with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and the Dell PowerEdge R720xd server.

  2. Achieve a High-Performance OLTP Database With SQL and PowerEdge R720

    10 Mar 2012

    Optimize your data center efficiency and achieve a high-performance OLTP database using Microsoft SQL Server and a Dell PowerEdge R720 server with onboard PCIe SSD storage.

  3. Accelerating Dell SQL Server 2008 R2 Database Solutions Using PCIe Solid State Storage

    15 May 2011

    With today's increased performance demands, databases must have a faster storage backend than traditional hard disk drives can offer. Examine the performance benefits of using Fusion-io ioDrives as Microsoft SQL Server database acceleration devices.

  4. Database Consolidation on Dell PowerEdge R810 Servers

    01 Jun 2010

    Consolidate your Microsoft SQL Server 2000 instances from multiple older servers onto a single system running SQL Server 2008 Release 2 (R2). Save space, reduce costs and decrease power consumption.

  5. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2: Solution Brief

    17 May 2010

    With operational costs spiraling, IT departments need to be leaner, meaner and greener. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 software and Dell database platform solutions enable you to consolidate and virtualize existing servers and reduce everyday costs.

  6. SQL Server in a VMware Environment on Dell Servers and Storage

    23 Apr 2010

    Learn more about the benefits and performance of the latest Dell PowerEdge R810 rack server running Microsoft SQL Server in VMware vSphere 4.0 Update 1 (U1) and EqualLogic PS6000XV Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage arrays.

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