SQL Server on Dell EMC XC Series and Nutanix

Hyper-converged IT infrastructure

As data-driven organizations seek to increase performance while lowering the cost of database applications, they also face the challenge of extracting analytical insights from rapidly growing quantities of data. At the same time, many IT organizations are planning upgrades to Microsoft SQL Server 2016, even as their IT budgets remain flat or shrink.

Hyper-converged IT infrastructure, which combines server, storage, networking, and virtualization technologies in a single software-centric appliance, is well suited to meet the database needs.IT leaders are catching on. According to leading consultancies, hyper-converged infrastructure is growing at a rate of 60% annually.

Dell EMC XC Series and Nutanix software

The Dell EMC XC Series of hyper-converged appliances is powered by Nutanix software and is built with Intel Xeon v4 processors. The XC Series supports VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper V, and Nutanix AHV hypervisors, and includes integrated solid-state drives, network interface cards, and high-performance memory.

Nutanix Acropolis and Prism software deliver many benefits:

  1. HIGH PERFORMANCE
  2. SIMPLIFIED MANAGEMENT
  3. ECONOMY
  4. HIGH-AVAILABILITY
  5. BACKUP AND RECOVERY
  6. SCALABILITY

Because many SQL Server implementations are running on virtual machines already, the use of a hyper-converged appliance is a logical choice.The Dell EMC XC Series with Nutanix software delivers high performance and low Opex for both OLTP and analytical database applications.