Upgrade to the Best Platform for Microsoft SQL Server Consolidation
Accelerate application lifecycles and improve application quality of service by consolidating your SQL Servers on the private cloud VMware vSphere. With vSphere, you can consolidate your SQL infrastructure by 4X to 20X and cut hardware and software costs by more than 50% while avoiding the painful compromises associated with traditional database consolidation. Run SQL on vSphere with the confidence that even large databases will perform well in virtual machines.
- Deliver databases as dynamic, cost-efficient and reliable IT services on your private cloud
- Accelerate database delivery with on-demand provisioning, automated release cycles and streamlined testing and troubleshooting
- Guarantee database Quality of Service with dynamic scalability, built-in availability and simple disaster recovery
Consolidate SQL on vSphere
Traditional database consolidation requires painful application migrations, and rigorous processes for version control and continued application compatibility.
Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere simultaneously consolidates databases and optimizes compute resources, while maintaining application flexibility by isolating each database in its own virtual machine. You can migrate SQL Servers in their current state without expensive and error-prone application migrations. We and our partners have demonstrated the capabilities of vSphere to run the most challenging SQL Server workloads with high performance databases. For smaller, departmental databases, vSphere offers high consolidation ratios and advanced resource scheduling features.
Achieve 10X Consolidation on Large Multicore Servers
Large multi-core servers have become the norm, but most SQL instances do not require 8 or more cores. With vSphere, smaller SQL databases can be consolidated easily to fully utilize large servers and achieve consolidation ratios of 10X or more.
Minimize Impact on Applications
Preserve your existing SQL Server configurations when you consolidate SQL Server using vSphere, by doing a “Physical to Virtual” (P2V) migration. No changes are required to the OS or SQL Server versions, no application migration is required. Even the IP address and server name remain unchanged.
Consolidate SQL Server Licenses
Realize significant cost savings on your software licenses. Once all the physical processors of a host have been licensed, you can deploy an unlimited number of SQL virtual machines (depending on the SQL edition that is licensed), consolidating licenses on a small number of physical processors.