Modernize or Perish: Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI Throw a Lifeline to Your Database Workloads


Prowess Consulting’s testing shows that Dell EMC AX-740xd nodes provide near-linear scalable performance for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2019 coupled with modern manageability.

Data drives business, but businesses too often struggle to keep up. Nowhere is this more evident than with databases. Business and IT leadership look to database administrators (DBAs) to modernize the data estate, but DBAs are just trying to coax performance out of their current infrastructure. Overall, IT today is held back by legacy systems that grow ever more costly to operate, all while budgets are shrinking. DBAs and IT leadership alike are wrestling with outdated datamanagement solutions and processes, with results that hurt the organization at large.

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) can act as a lifeline for organizations who need to modernize. HCI promises to reduce expenses, increase agility, and simplify operations, but the choice of HCI solution is crucial. For an HCI solution to be effective, it needs to meet current and future performance needs while reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) and management complexity.

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