Organizations use Cisco UCS servers to gain the power, flexibility, and management simplicity needed to meet their Microsoft SQL Server workload demands while increasing their IT agility.
Starting with standalone servers for performance and bandwidth, or connecting servers through Cisco UCS for automated configuration, simplified management, and massive I/O flexibility which provide SAN and network-attached storage (NAS) access, the pairing of Microsoft SQL Server with Cisco UCS provides business intelligence and OLTP applications exceptional connectivity to your data.
Let’s not about record-setting performance with lower cost, too! In its inaugural TPC-H™ result, Cisco asserted industry leadership in partnership with Microsoft, establishing Cisco UCS as the fastest 4-socket Intel Xeon processor– powered platform for running Microsoft SQL Server at the 1,000 GB scale factor.
Table 1 below outlines the flexibility of SQL Server on UCS, describing various sized configurations to support your data management needs. Here you can see how our B series or C series UCS servers support small to medium organizations up to the largest of enterprises.
Table 1 -- UCS SQL Server Sample Configurations
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Tags: applications, Cisco, Cisco UCS C240 M3 Rack Server, Hyper-V, Microsoft, Microsoft SQL Server, UCS, UCS B250 M2
Cisco continues its performance leadership with the announcement of its inaugural TPC-C and TPC-H benchmark results on the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS™) platform . On December 7th 2011, Cisco published two industry standard benchmarks from Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) on the Cisco UCS platform.
Cisco’s leading TPC-H result demonstrates the enterprise performance for Cisco UCS Servers when combined with Microsoft SQL Server, and Cisco’s leading TPC-C result demonstrates that Cisco UCS systems represent a high-performance, cost-effective enterprise platform for Oracle Database.
Cisco UCS Demonstrates TPC-C Performance and Price/Performance Leadership
Often referred to as the flagship server benchmark that measures online transaction processing performance, TPC-C simulates a complete compute environment where a population of users runs transactions against a database.
In its first TPC-C result, Cisco demonstrates industry leadership in partnership with Oracle, establishing the Cisco UCS as the fastest two-socket Intel Xeon processor-powered platform running Oracle Database. Cisco’s leading TPC-C result demonstrates that Cisco UCS servers, combined with Oracle Database, can deliver industry-leading enterprise capabilities. Cisco’s industry-leading TPC-C result asserts both performance and price/performance leadership. A Cisco UCS C250 M2 Extended- Memory Rack-Mount server achieved 1,053,100 transactions per minute (tpmC) in the standard TPC-C benchmark, with a price/performance ratio of $0.58 USD per tpmC, exceeding the HP two-socket TPC-C result using identical Intel® Xeon® processors and memory capacity by 2.8 percent in performance, at a 11 percent lower price/performance ratio.
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Tags: Benchmark Performance, Cisco UCS, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle Database, TPC Benchmark, UCS Performances Benchmark
Virtualizating Microsoft SQL on Cisco UCS, The Usual Suspects of why people don’t virtualize SQL Server
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Tags: Cisco, Cisco UCS, Data Warehouse, Hyper-V, Microsoft SQL Server, OLTP, Server Consolidation, SQL, SQL Server 2008R2, UCS, UCS B250 M2, virtualization, VMware vSphere
This guest blog post is brought to us from Microsoft author: David Hobbs-Mallyon, Senior Marketing Manager for Business Platform Solutions, Microsoft Corporation
Many IT Executives today are under increased pressure to deliver business results and provide competitive advantage to their organization by helping to drive innovation.
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Tags: Cisco UCS, EMC, Fast Track 3.0, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server R2 Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0, netapp, SQL Server 2008R2, UCS service profiles
This is an exciting time—I am happy to announce Cisco’s participation in the Microsoft Fast Track 3.0 program for data warehousing. The Microsoft Fast Track program has been in existence for some time, but this is the first time Cisco has been invited to participate in this Microsoft program.
Fast Track 3.0 is the third generation of a marketing program designed to accelerate consideration and adoption of data warehouse solutions based on the latest version of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Release 2 software. Microsoft SQL Server is gaining importance as a critical tool for enterprises and midsize companies to gather business intelligence. The Cisco reference configurations for SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse for scale-up data warehousing will empower customers with choices only Cisco can offer. To provide more flexibility for our customers, Cisco will be releasing SQL Server data warehouse configurations with EMC storage and configurations with NetApp storage.
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Tags: Cisco, Data Warehousing, Exchange 2010, Fast Track 3.0, Microsoft, Microsoft SQL Server, partners, Sharepoint, UCS