Reference Architectures for designing and deploying Microsoft SQL Server Databases in Active System800 Platform

Virtualization provides highly efficient data center computing environments. To optimally design a virtual environment, an initial understanding of the underlying platform and its capabilities is important. This white paper proposes a virtual converged infrastructure using Dell Active System 800 for virtual database deployments. Dell Active System 800 is a member of the Dell™ Active Infrastructure family. Dell Active System 800 is a pre-engineered converged infrastructure system that is designed to address the typical data center challenges such as design, procurement, rapid deployment and testing. Dell Active System 800 benefits from the latest technology advances in the Dell™ server, storage, networking portfolios and virtualization era. Dell Active System 800 combines servers, storage, networking and management into an integrated and optimized system aimed to reduce the overall Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Sponsor: Dell and Microsoft