FlexPod® for Microsoft SQL Server

Performace. Automation. Scalability.

FlexPod: a proven platform for SQL Server

FlexPod: a proven platform for SQL Server

Digitization is fundamentally altering the business landscape. Enterprise applications like Microsoft SQL Server are changing and requiring more from its hardware infrastructure. SQL Server customers need to: eliminate data sprawl, increase performance while lowering licensing and infrastructure costs, reduce time-to-value and deployment risks, secure with end-to-end encryption, accelerate database recovery, and scale to cloud services. 

FlexPod is a proven and tested platform for your SQL Server. With FlexPod for SQL Server, you can:

  • Increase time-to-value with a portfolio of end-to-end validated reference architectures for SQL server 2012, 2017, and 2019 
  • Save time and money with inline data deduplication, compression, and compaction
  • Guarantee performance protection through Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities to confidently consolidate multiple workloads in a single system

FlexPod All-Flash Solutions for SQL Server Databases

As you invest in new digital transformation initiatives with innovative SQL Server use cases, you need the right IT infrastructure in place. Discover how FlexPod converged infrastructure optimizes your SQL Server to deliver better business outcomes and simplify your data center.

65% more time spent
on innovation and new projects

34% reduction
in data center floor space

32% faster software
installation and management

28% savings
on services, outsourcing, and consulting

24% CapEx reduction
for both hardware and software

Customer Stories

“Our customers don't have to wait for important information about their vacations, and we've removed a barrier to business growth."

Gary Rich, Group General Manager, Mantra Group

“Our customers don't have to wait for important information about their vacations, and we've removed a barrier to business growth."

Gary Rich

Group General Manager, Mantra Group

FlexPod & NetApp All-Flash FAS System Accelerates Mantra Group's Microsoft SQL Database

Mantra Group meets the high expectations for hospitality through a high-performance reservation system that accelerates its Microsoft SQL Server database onto a FlexPod environment with a NetApp® All-Flash system and integrated data protection. 

Read the Customer Story:

Mantra Group: Power to Roam and Grow

“We found that NetApp allowed us to grow and scale more easily and to not have such a financial hit up front."

David Dixon, Systems Architect, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

“We found that NetApp allowed us to grow and scale more easily and to not have such a financial hit up front."

David Dixon

Systems Architect, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

FlexPod & NetApp AFF Support Mission-Critical Applications for Miami-Dade County Public Schools

One priority for Miami-Dade County Public Schools was affordable data management. The FlexPod platform with NetApp AFF supports the districts I/O intensive operations, including its larger SQL Server database.

Read the Customer Story:

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Optimizes Operations and Learning Experiences

"It enables us to run mission-critical workloads. We are running one hundred to one hundred and fifty SQL and high-demand database servers."

Justin Wasden, Director of Data Center

"The most valuable features of this solution are efficiency and simplicity."

Justin Moses, Director of Data Center

"The solution has decreased unplanned downtime incidents at our customers' organization, specifically in the database and SQL realms."

J. Kelly, Principal Architect

Resources

Digitally Transform Your Business with FlexPod for SQL Server

Digitally Transform Your Business with FlexPod for SQL Server

Learn the top five reasons to use FlexPod for your SQL Server databases.

Read the Solution Brief:

Top Five Reasons for Microsoft SQL Server on FlexPod

Virtualization for SQL Server-Intensive Applications

Virtualization for SQL Server-Intensive Applications

Leverage virtualized private, hybrid, and public cloud computing models for SQL Server, while lowering the initial design cost, simplifying management.

Read the Design Guide:

FlexPod Datacenter for Microsoft SQL Server 2019 and VMware vSphere 6.7

Virtualization of SQL Server and vSphere 7.0

Virtualization of SQL Server and vSphere 7.0

Provide an ideal infrastructure for vSphere 7.0.

Read the Design Guide:

FlexPod Datacenter with VMware vSphere 7.0 and NetApp ONTAP 9.7

Why it is Vital to Move to SQL Server 2019 on FlexPod

Why it is Vital to Move to SQL Server 2019 on FlexPod

Learn best practices for deploying MS SQL Server 2019 on FlexPod.

Watch the Video:

Why Is it Vital to Move to SQL Server 2019 on FlexPod?

3D FlexPod Virtual Tour

Modern data centers are built upon FlexPod. Explore how you will benefit from this ideal converged infrastructure solution.

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All-flash converged infrastructure gets down to business with the speed and responsiveness to take on any challenge, business, and workload.