HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for SQL Server
Brochure | HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for SQL Server

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Brochure | HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for SQL Server

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Brochure | HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for SQL Server

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To implement mission-critical Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or virtualize Microsoft SQL Server environment, this 4-page brochure describes HP solutions, from simple, direct-attached storage to scale-out HP StoreVirtual Storage, offering plenty of choice for your SQL Server deployment.

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  1. 1. Brochure Tackle database growth HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for SQL Server
  2. 2. Brochure | HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for SQL Server Your IT department must support a growing number of business applications. You need an affordable, simple, and scalable database solution to store the missioncritical data created by these applications. Many of today’s core business applications can be deployed on a Microsoft® SQL Server database. However, most small and midsize businesses (SMBs) lack in-house specialists to plan, implement, and maintain the storage infrastructure that can either make or break a SQL Server deployment. If you’re looking into deploying SQL Server, what’s your strategy? Support your future growth trajectory As an SMB IT manager today, you are likely facing many of the same database challenges as your enterprise IT counterparts, but without the same budget or specialized staff to help you manage them. Is unrelenting data growth making it hard to meet expanding capacity requirements while still delivering the responsiveness and availability levels that your users demand? You need storage that can deliver fast performance while supporting online transactions and serving up large data queries. Implementing high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) strategies can quickly push you beyond your budget. Something has to give, but does that mean you have to compromise? With HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for SQL Server, you’ll get reliable, scalable storage that supports your database growth and is easy to deploy. Navigate to the solution that’s right for you HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for SQL Server are based on an underlying maturity model that helps you identify your current state and calculate your next set of challenges. This model lets you quickly navigate to a solution that meets your needs and helps shed light on challenges that lay ahead and that businesses like yours have faced before. These issues are not necessarily predicated on size, company revenues, or employee headcounts, but instead linked to your SQL Server deployment maturity. Using this maturity model to walk through key issues, potential solutions, and decision points, will ensure that the storage solutions you deploy for SQL Server today won’t leave you exposed or faced with costly shifts six months from now. Understanding the maturity model stages The HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for SQL Server Maturity Model offers three distinct stages: Starting out In your new business, it’s important to lay the right groundwork for future growth in a way that’s affordable and easy to manage today. You need a storage infrastructure that will deliver the database performance your applications require—all within your budget and IT resource constraints. Building momentum You’ve hit growth mode and your database transactions, data queries, and applications are increasing in volume. Now that you’ve successfully implemented a SQL Server solution, you need a scalable, highly available storage infrastructure that also provides disaster recovery. This may not seem crucial to you now, but it will be as your data growth continues. Expanding your business As your business grows, you begin to experience enterprise-level database challenges, including the need to accommodate multiple locations. You must weigh every infrastructure decision for its impact on your IT staff and its ability to accelerate your profitability and help you manage risk. If you’re experiencing hardware sprawl, you are likely looking for better tools to help you rapidly deploy new SQL Server instances and virtualize your SQL Server environment. You’ll need a storage infrastructure that can meet the specific performance requirements of operating in this highly demanding environment. And your storage must be able to meet the complex management challenges associated with virtualizing SQL Server. 2
  3. 3. Brochure | HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for SQL Server Figure 1. HP Maturity Model for Microsoft SQL Server Where are you now? Where are going? Where do you want to be? IT needs Starting out Building momentum Expanding your business Beyond Typical pain points Typical pain points Typical pain points • Limited IT staff and expertise with SQL Server • Difficulty meeting growth and performance requirements • Consolidating/virtualizing multiple databases • SQL Server consuming more IT resources than expected. • Storage infrastructure meeting the performance requirements of virtualized SQL Server • Business expansion driving need for data consistency across sites • Risk management – archive/backup for regulatory requirements • Limited budget for delivering performance needs of database solution • Unknown business requirements in performance and/or high availability/disaster recovery • Management complexity of virtualizing SQL Server • Risk management – robust high availability/disaster recovery and data protection Selecting the right storage for your specific stage Starting out: Build an affordable, dedicated database infrastructure If your company is like many others, you may have started out with a single application running a small database to support a task such as online Web transactions. As the volume of these transactions increased, or as you needed more data analysis to support your company’s business initiatives, you probably began to consider deploying a more robust database infrastructure such as Microsoft SQL Server. HP can help by providing simple SQL Server sizing tools and proven best practices for managing your mission-critical data, quickly and affordably. HP Storage D-Series Disk Enclosures These solutions leverage new features in Microsoft SQL Server 2012, the world-class HP server lineup, and HP Storage D-Series direct-attached disk enclosures. We can help you get an affordable entry price point and yet still deliver the scalability to grow your SQL Server deployment. Building momentum: Support higher levels of data availability At this stage, you have likely already deployed SQL Server and might want to consider solutions for better handling future growth. As your database and the applications it supports become increasingly mission-critical, you also need to ensure HA and streamline your DR plans. HP MSA Storage Features built into HP MSA Storage deliver shared storage functionality that is essential to meeting these HA and DR requirements. MSA Storage also provides an affordable shared storage solution that the rest of your computing infrastructure can leverage to extend your storage ROI. 3
  4. 4. Brochure | HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for SQL Server Get seamless storage scalability What if your company experienced a hypergrowth phase and you were suddenly forced into small enterprise mode? Thanks to HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage, there would be no reason to panic. The new HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 Storage system can help you achieve Tier 1 enterprise resiliency and performance at a midrange price. The platform enables truly seamless storage scalability, disaster recovery, and integration into the latest data protection technologies. It gives you unmatched agility to address fluctuating capacity and performance requirements and to meet enterprise-class uptime and availability expectations. Leveraging file share storage for SQL Server Are you deploying file shares for your company’s IT infrastructure? What if you could implement a SQL Server environment that could leverage those investments? The HP StoreEasy Storage family provides such a solution, with tightly integrated Windows file storage that is also optimized for SQL workloads, including capabilities like transparent failover. With HP StoreEasy Storage, you get an efficient, secure, and highly available SQL Server storage solution based on the Server Message Block (SMB) 3.0 protocol. SMB 3.0 provides SANlike capabilities for SQL Server at a lower cost and with simplified management. Add value to your HP investments HP offers services that wrap our core infrastructure, storage, and software offerings with integrated technologies to advance your business objectives. This is the way to the next era for your storage infrastructure. Ready to go? HP Storage Services is ready to partner with you every step of the way. Our people, know-how, and comprehensive consulting and support portfolio enable you to reap the benefits of HP SimplyStoreIT solutions. Developing solutions for major social and environmental challenges Expanding your business: Virtualize for resource efficiency Your company has been successfully using server virtualization to unlock many IT efficiencies. By virtualizing your SQL Server environment, you have reduced the amount of physical hardware running your databases and saved time in implementing new SQL Server instances to address your organization’s growth. But you need to plan carefully to meet SQL Server virtualization demands such as high levels of performance, availability, and flexibility. One wrong step at this stage can impact your day-to-day operations or leave you stranded at the next growth stage. HP StoreVirtual Storage Optimized for virtualized IT environments that need a clustered, scale-out architecture, HP StoreVirtual Storage is ideal if you are seeking to purchase only the amount of storage that meets your immediate requirements using a pay-as-you-go approach. A scale-out, clusterednode architecture allows growth over time, enabling you to seamlessly and non-disruptively add capacity and/or performance as you grow. Ample choice for your SQL Server solution Whether you are implementing mission-critical Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or virtualizing your Microsoft SQL Server environment, HP offers extremely scalable, highly available storage solutions to help you build a low-cost database infrastructure. Solutions range from simple, direct-attached storage to scale-out HP StoreVirtual Storage, offering you plenty of choice for your SQL Server deployment. Put the power of HP behind your SQL Server deployment with HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for SQL Server and a reseller base of over 200,000 partners to help you integrate it. Trust HP for your SQL Server deployment • For more than 30 years, HP and Microsoft have worked together to significantly simplify Microsoft Windows® Server environments and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). • HP and Microsoft build integrated solutions, services, and support that help amplify the speed and effectiveness of your business, grow your competitive edge, and deliver tangible business results. • With a shared, long-term vision and end-to-end alignment on strategy, R&D, product/solution testing, services and support operations, and customer outreach, HP and Microsoft help innovate, adapt, and unleash new business value. • HP is the largest Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, with nearly 200 HP sites and consulting and support services available worldwide. Learn more at SQL solutions Sign up for updates Share with colleagues Rate this document © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. 4AA4-6749ENW, May 2013