This paper showcases how the PowerEdge R930 server delivers performance under heavy database workload consolidation.

The key observations of the proposed performance study are:

- A linear, scalable and consistent database performance is delivered by the PowerEdge R930 server when several virtual machines, each running specific SQL Server transactional OLTP database workloads, are consolidated on the server.

- More than 25 SQL virtual machines each running a specific transactional OLTP workload can be consolidated on to a single PowerEdge R930 server.

- Reduced licensing costs and increased power and cooling savings can be achieved due to high database consolidation factor provided by the PowerEdge R930 server.