Mixed database workloads such as OLTP, OLAP, and snapshot OLTP have traditionally been difficult to manage on the same infrastructure. Each of these workloads places different demands on the storage system. The storage system can be tuned for one workload or the other, but it must also support both database loads at performance levels that meet service level agreements (SLAs). The greatest benefit of mixed database workloads is that it enables the business to increase infrastructure utilization without sacrificing performance while maintaining the elasticity and agility to respond to new requests. However, the greatest challenge in designing and delivering a consolidation solution is the uncertainty of component integration. The complexities of integrating, supporting, and optimizing a multivendor design require a significant initial investment that might not be returned for quite some time. Dell EMC VxBlock 1000 provides returns on that investment and resolves design complexities by integrating hardware and software components.