Plot a Path to Success
Enterprise data centers are going through rapid change as technology advances. Yet the cost of maintaining — much less improving — legacy systems can drive operational costs through the roof and hamper innovation.
Combine these factors with the many improvements that come with Microsoft SQL Server, and you have many compelling reasons for migrating.
Here are some steps you will want to take as you map out a plan for your data center.
Assess Data Demand
- Assess the internal and external demands on your data to design a solution that provides users with the right level of support.
- Determine the need for business intelligence solutions to ensure that your infrastructure can manage growing volumes of information.
- Identify opportunities to improve end-user productivity and customer experience through increased scalability, reliability and security.
Reduce complexity, increase efficiency
- Consolidate departmental servers into your data center to simplify management, backup and legal compliance strategies.
- Virtualize multiple databases on multi-core servers to eliminate server sprawl, cut costs and enhance scalability.
- Standardize on Microsoft SQL Server to derive the full benefits of the latest built-in features and tools.
Be Ready for Anything
- Establish business continuity requirements to minimize scheduled or unscheduled downtime.
- Outline auditing and compliance needs to ensure sensitive data is protected.
- Develop disaster recovery strategies to ensure uptime and availability and to reduce risk.
Don’t get caught in the vicious cycle of allocating more and more dollars to merely maintain the status quo of your Microsoft SQL Server infrastructure. Together, Dell and Microsoft can help you drive down your IT costs without sacrificing your ability to innovate.
17 May 2010