This reference architecture describes how to deploy a Microsoft SQL Server container on PowerFlex and make the best use of Linux, Red Hat OpenShift, and Dell PowerFlex infrastructure to implement a reliable transaction processing system to meet current business demands.
This solution also highlights the scalability that can be obtained when pairing Microsoft SQL Server database workloads with Dell PowerFlex software-defined storage together. PowerFlex gives the ability to quickly scale multiple SQL Server instances with the ease to unleash the true database performance. Red Hat provides the OpenShift Container Platform that helps to deploy and manages database pods with the persistent storage that is backed by PowerFlex CSI driver.
The PowerFlex software-defined infrastructure along with its CSI driver plays key role in storing mission-critical data. It helps to provision, manage, and scale the storage to meet organizational requirements. This reference architecture also provides the best practices for PowerFlex, SQL Server, and OpenShift to optimize database performance.