Executive Summary

Dellhas recently launched its next generation servers, including the PowerEdge R720 which is designed for performance. The support for the powerful processors, high memory capacity and the front loading PCIe SSDs makes it highly desirable for high performance demanding application deployments. Microsoft®™ SQL Server® is one of the most popular databases which run many performance critical applications worldwide. SQL Server database applications may benefit by having this powerful server as the backend. This whitepaper explores the performance benefits of the PowerEdgeR720 for a standard database workload. The CPU performance and the PCIe SSD performance are evaluated using specific OLTP (Online Transaction Processing) test configurations.

For further information on high performance OLTP databases using SQL Server and Dell download the whitepaper using the above link on this page.