Lenovo Database Configurations
for Microsoft SQL Server OLTP on ThinkAgile SXM
Reduce time to value with validated hardware configurations
SQL Server in a Infrastructure as a Service Model
As one of the fastest growing transactional database platforms, Microsoft SQL Server deployments are
becoming increasingly critical to organizations. They are used in everything from enterprise operational
databases to business mission-critical applications, including enterprise online sales transactions, finance
management and business intelligence. Microsoft SQL Server is the optimal transactional database for these
applications, with breakthrough transactional performance, end-to-end protection, simplified management and
support for high availability deployments.
The Lenovo Database Configuration for Microsoft SQL Server OLTP on ThinkAgile SXM is delivered to market
on a high availability hyperconverged platform upon which the Microsoft SQL transactional database is
deployed. Lenovo and Microsoft worked together to engineer the platform components—Azure Stack software
and Lenovo software-defined infrastructure—to make sure they perform seamlessly. There is no need to worry
about configuring to optimize settings for virtual or physical infrastructure. IT can now focus more on building
proficiencies in operating cloud services—such as IaaS and SaaS—and less on building infrastructure.
Scalability and Agility for Transactional Processing Workloads
This highly secure Lenovo solution provides an easy to deploy highly optimized scalable configuration for a
SQL server database transactional database processing workloads using Microsoft SQL Server 2017
Enterprise Edition. Microsoft SQL Server 2017 represents a major step towards making SQL Server a platform
that gives you choices of development languages, data types, on-premises or cloud, and operating systems by
bringing the power of SQL Server to Linux, Linux-based Docker containers, and Windows.
The Lenovo ThinkAgile SXM platform, which incorporates DevOps practices, enables administrators to achieve
business agility. This results in an offering that enables rapid deployment of new Microsoft SQL Server
instances and transactional databases. The Lenovo Database Validated Design for Microsoft SQL Server
OLTP on ThinkAgile SXM helps to accomplish development priorities for rapid deployment, new feature
implementation as well as new operational features of stability and security. Lenovo’s leadership in reliability,
customer satisfaction, and performance—combined with Microsoft’s leadership in software and cloud
services—continues to deliver innovative data center solutions and lower IT TCO.
Highlights of this solution
• Offers the flexibility to rollout a SQL transactional database “as-a-service” model for internal IT organizations
• Delivered as a pre-integrated solution on ThinkAgile SXM that helps to accelerate faster time to deployment and
rapid provisioning of the database services
• Yields a strong price/performance for a SQL transactional database that features built-in high availability
• Provides a scalable model for transactional processing workloads
• Enables database as a service implementation model
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Lenovo ThinkAgile
SX for Microsoft
Azure Stack yields
a hyper-converged
highly available,
high performance
platform for an
OLTP solution
Lenovo ThinkAgile SX for Microsoft Azure Stack
ThinkAgile is a preintegrated, engineered solution that comes direct
from Lenovo—ready to go—with all features, support, and
deployment services included. With benefits like IT agility, lower TCO,
and a transformative customer experience, ThinkAgile provides the
ease and speed of a public cloud with the security and control of on
premises IT.
Microsoft Azure Stack provides a subset of Azure cloud services. The
Azure Stack software is deployed on powerful, ultra reliable, and
innovative Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 nodes in a hyperconverged,
clustered configuration engineered for high stability, resilience, and
performance. Azure Stack enables consistent cloud services across
the Microsoft Azure environment.
The internal networking for this solution is 25GbE, provided by the
cloud-optimized Lenovo ThinkSystem NE2572. This enterprise-class
Layer 2 and Layer 3 full featured switch delivers line-rate, highbandwidth switching, filtering, traffic queuing and high-availability
features without delaying data. Large data center-grade buffers help
keep traffic moving, while the hot-swap redundant power supplies and
fans help provide resiliency for business-sensitive traffic. External
connectivity from the ThinkSystem NE2572 is afforded by 6 QSFP
100GbE ports.
Why Lenovo
Lenovo is a leading provider of x86 servers for the data center.
Featuring rack, tower, blade, dense and converged systems, the
Lenovo server portfolio provides excellent performance, reliability and
security. Lenovo also offers a full range of networking, storage,
software, solutions, and comprehensive services supporting business
needs throughout the IT lifecycle. With options for planning,
deployment, and support, Lenovo offers expertise and services
needed to deliver better service-level agreements and generate
greater end-user satisfaction.
For More Information
To learn more about Lenovo Database Configuration for Microsoft
SQL Server OLTP on ThinkAgile SXM, contact your Lenovo Business
Partner or visit:
Lenovo ThinkAgile SX for
Microsoft Azure Stack
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