I am happy to share that Cisco today announced the participation and availability of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Data Warehouse solutions as part of the Microsoft SQL Server Fast Track 3.0 program. This solution is designed to accelerate the consideration and adoption of data warehouse solutions based on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.
Over the last few months, we’ve worked very closely with Microsoft and our storage partners EMC and NetApp to develop the enabling reference architectures. These reference architectures will be published shorty, comprising of the fast growing Cisco UCS C-Series Servers, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, SQL Server 2008 R2, and choice of EMC VNX or NetApp FAS as the storage component of the solution.
Leveraging these pre-validated, pretested solutions optimized for the Cisco UCS platform, you can accelerate the data warehouse deployments, reduce costs, reduce energy consumption, and simplify management of infrastructure with integration into the Microsoft System Center portfolio. Detailed information about this new Cisco data center solution can be found here. For all things Cisco and Microsoft, please click here.
If you are at TechEd this week and would like to know more about the solution, please feel free to stop by the Cisco booth #1614.
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