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Posted: 8/3/2010
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HP HP delivers SQL Server 2008 R2-based solutions — tailored to meet your business priorities


* Organizations facing the need to reduce management costs, complexity, and improve productivity require a converged infrastructure that delivers business results and rapid return on investment. Combining next generation HP ProLiant servers with the expanded capabilities of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2008 R2 provides our joint customers with a comprehensive platform to effectively deploy and manage applications. *

—Jim Ganthier, President of Marketing, Industry Standard Servers, HP

SQL Server’s ease-of-use and powerful data management features make it a phenomenally popular choice for businesses. But, as a result, you could easily end up with multiple SQL Server deployments throughout your organization. While providing localized benefits, this “server sprawl” can lead to poor availability and inefficient server utilization in a network that’s difficult and expensive to manage.

At a time when your need for capacity is growing, when data warehousing and managing business intelligence are becoming a priority, you need a database server solution that’s designed to meet the needs of your organization as a whole.

Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 bring together the world’s leading server, storage and networking solutions. Combined with software innovations, applications, resources and support, HP can help your organization increase productivity and achieve more with your investments.

With a broad portfolio, featuring HP BladeSystem and the ProLiant range of servers, HP can help you overcome database performance issues caused by underutilized servers and disparate storage. You will be able to reduce management costs and the risk and expense of downtime, while taking advantage of HP’s flexibility to develop and optimize your SQL Server environment.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 data management software delivers tier one, mission critical reliability and scalability, providing high-scale applications with support for up to 256 logical processors.

With this release, Microsoft revolutionizes its highly acclaimed Business Intelligence (BI) platform with new features including PowerPivot, which creates data-driven, user-managed BI solutions within Excel and SharePoint visualizations.

To find out how you can use Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 to deliver your solution, go to: www.microsoft.com/sqlserver

“Microsoft is committed to helping our Partner community deliver cutting edge solutions that leverage the power of our entire technology stack. SQL Server 2008 R2 support for greater than 64 logical processors, in combination with the power of our ISV partner solutions, provides customers with a highly cost-effective method to support large, performance demanding workloads, while providing the reliability and availability these mission critical applications require.” Claude Lorenson, Ph.D., Director in the Business Platform marketing team at Microsoft

Solution Overview

Organization Size: 310000 employees

Organization Profile

Website: www.hp.com

Hewlett Packard (HP) Solutions for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Server, storage, networking solutions and services

Key solution areas:

 Business intelligence

 Data management

 Data warehousing

 Online transaction processing

Software and Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

Vertical Industries
  • High Tech & Electronics
  • Government
  • Health
  • Education

United States

IT Issue
High Performance Computing