Our use cases demonstrate the advantages of using Microsoft SQL Server 2019 containers for an application dev/test environment that is hosted on a Dell EMC infrastructure platform. The test environment for both use cases consisted of three Dell EMC PowerEdge R740 servers and an XtremIO X2 all-flash storage array that were hosted in our labs. For an architecture diagram and details about the solution configuration, see Appendix A: Solution architecture and component specifications.
The use cases demonstrate how Docker, Kubernetes, and the XtremIO X2 CSI plug-in accelerate the SQL Server development life cycle. With this solution, developers can easily provision SQL Server container databases without the complexities that are associated with installing the database and provisioning storage.