The new Ready Solution for Microsoft SQL Server 2017 with S2D offers the performance and resiliency that are needed for a modern database platform without the associated price. The ability to combine processing power to deliver both database and storage performance makes the S2D Ready Nodes highly competitive with cloud-based pricing. Your organization can have savings that are similar to or better than cloud offerings without the complexities and security concerns that come from moving sensitive data to the cloud. The elasticity in the solution design gives the IT team the ability to add another S2D node to address incremental growth.
The public cloud offers one advantage in that it takes no on-premises data center space. However, this advantage is slight because the four-node S2D solution takes only 4U of rack space. Our validation of this solution has shown these key consolidation benefits:
Decommissioning legacy servers means alleviating pressure on the IT budget to spend on outdated technology and provides more money for innovation. The inflection point is the capability to consolidate both physical servers and databases to a validated SQL Server solution such as a Dell EMC Ready Solution.
DBAs might be concerned about moving from a dedicated database environment to a hyper-converged platform, but our performance tests findings have been impressive:
Migrating to a modern database platform can trigger data protection planning. Data Domain DD6300 has been validated and tested with the Ready Solution for SQL Server 2017 with S2D Ready Nodes to provide a way to quickly back up and restore databases. In our testing, the third full backup of a 431 GB SQL Server database took 3.8 minutes, and restoring the same database took 9.25 minutes.
A Dell EMC representative can help you customize the Ready Solution for SQL Server to match your business requirements and to achieve your performance, resiliency, and data protection goals.