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
Exceed the Performance of Physical Servers
Consolidate multiple resource-heavy SQL Server virtual machines on a single host without compromising performance or scalability.
vSphere 5.0 delivers the best performance out-of-the-box thanks to key enhancements such as:
- Virtual machine scalability increased to 32 vCPU and 1TB of memory
- VMware vSphere Disk IO scalability increased to more than 1,000,000 IOPS, enabling VMware ESX to support IO-intensive applications including large SQL databases
- VMware vSphere network IO increased to 36 Gbps
- Improved resource management for greater scalability of multi-CPU virtual machines
Scale Up SQL Server Performance
VMware vSphere 5.0 can match or exceed native performance for more than 99% of SQL instances. A recent TPC-E workload study demonstrated that in typical situations, virtual machines provide 90% to 98% of the native physical performance, even for larger 8 vCPU configurations.
SQL Server Performance in Consolidation Scenarios
Mutiple SQL Server virtual machines can be consolidated onto a shared ESXi host with minimal impact to individual virtual machines. vSphere ensures fair distribution of resources even with the most intensive workloads to achieve impressive aggregate throughput.