This Ready Solution uses a two-tier design with Dell EMC PowerEdge R740 rackmount servers for compute and the all-flash Dell EMC Unity 650F model for the storage tier. Dell EMC Connectrix DS 6610B Fibre Channel (FC) switches manage the communication between the compute and storage tiers. Dell EMC Networking S-Series S4048-ON ultra-low-latency 10/40 GbE top-of-rack (ToR) switches provide Ethernet connectivity. All SQL Server 2017 workloads are virtualized on the compute nodes with VMware ESXi 6.7 software. The solution’s modular and expandable storage system provides advanced storage management, and the network architecture provides end-to-end I/O connectivity.