Executive Summary

The Dell™ enterprise portfolio is evolving to incorporate better-performing, more energyefficient, and more highlyavailable products. With the introduction of Dells latest server product line, customers have an opportunity to improve their total cost of ownership by consolidating distributed legacy environments.

Dell strives to simplify IT infrastructure by consolidating legacy production environments to reduce data center complexity while still meeting customers’ needs. The tools and procedures described in this white paper can help administrators test, compare, validate, and implement the latest hardware and database solution bundles. Dell established these procedures and guidelines based on lab experiments and database workload simulations performed by the Dell Database Solutions Engineering team. Using the tools and procedures described in this document, customers may not only select the appropriate database solution hardware and software stack, but also optimize the solution to help optimize total cost of ownership according to the database workloads they choose to run.

In short, the focus of whitepaper is:

1. To consolidate OLTP

1 workloads on PowerEdge R720 servers.

2. To optimize the TCO of Dell solutions.

3. To highlight the benefits of consolidation.

For more information about this whitepaper, please download using the above link.