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Concerned About Deploying Large Microsoft SQL Server Databases on VMware vSphere?

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Executive Summary

Dell Technologies can help organizations with large SQL Server database upgrades.

As application portfolios continue to grow, many organizations have turned to virtualization to achieve more cost-effective utilization of their hardware purchases. Yet many IT teams continue to run database management systems (DBMSs)— such as Microsoft®SQL Server®—on physical servers, even as the sizes of their companies’ databases continue to grow. New data sources, such as the data generated by Internet of Things (IoT) devices and deep integration of operational software within organizational processes, can strain legacy versions of SQL Server running on older hardware.

<p\>Legacy databases running on outdated hardware can also pose risks for IT professionals because of discontinued technical support and security updates. For example, Microsoft will end support for SQL Server 2012 in 2022. Additionally, hardware failures can lead to unplanned downtime, which can be expensive and difficult to fix. Upgrading to newer DBMS software and hardware presents its own challenges in cost and complexity.

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