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Simplify the implementation, optimisation and maintenance of your database environment with Dell's Database Services. These services are designed to provide the following benefits:
  • Validated configurations to speed up implementation
  • Improved application performance
  • Improved security, monitoring and management
  • Consulting expertise gained from implementing thousands of database solutions
  • Maximise system uptime with flexible options

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The Right Approach to Database Services

As part of our vision for the Scalable Enterprise, Dell delivers a comprehensive suite of services designed to help you assess, design and implement an Oracle®  or Microsoft®  SQL database solution, efficiently and cost-effectively.


The objective of the assessment is to provide the information necessary to make informed decisions around your database environment. Dell Services can provide customers with a holistic solution of their database infrastructure. Our consultants will analyse the current database environment and identify opportunities and issues as you consider optimising various database servers and storage systems with improved performance with manageable database environment. This includes a detailed migration plan to Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server. Database migration can also be coupled with an operating system migration from proprietary UNIX.


The objective of design services is to lay the path for success at implementation by utilising best practice and proven methodologies -- with an emphasis on minimising disruptions to workflow and IT infrastructure. At the conclusion of the design engagement, you will receive a detailed architecture and implementation plan.


Dell experts can implement your complete database solution - hardware and software - so that you can you quickly capture the value of the solution. Implementation services include, pilot consolidation with data migration to the new system, deployment of the system into your production environment as well as installation and configuration of database management software. Dell also provides administration training to ensure that your systems administrators can effectively manage the solution.


Take advantage of Dell's Enterprise Support Services to support your new solution. Dell provides a suite of robust offerings, covering system support and maintenance. For details go to Enterprise Support Services.

Tailored Services to Meet Your Needs

Oracle RAC and Dell | EMC SAN Planning and Implementation —Helps you rapidly implement Oracle RAC to meet your business, functional and operational objectives . RAC Planning and Implementation Services apply Dell's best practice and proven methodologies to deliver an end-to-end RAC solution on Dell | EMC SANs.
Oracle Performance and Optimisation Assessment — Dell offers an Oracle Performance and Optimisation Assessment to determine your Oracle architecture and application performance demands. The challenge of predicting peaks, maintaining site performance and planning for growth are critical to your enterprise infrastructure. In the course of the assessment, Dell service professionals can provide a concrete plan for optimisation.
Upgrade to Oracle Database 10g —Dell's Oracle database experts can implement and optimise a complete database solution including systems monitoring, change management with business continuity using the latest tools and techniques to provide a seamless transition to the new database platform. Enabling new performance features with minimal disruption are important reasons for customers to seek Dell's expertise.

Microsoft SQL Server Cluster Design and Deployment —Dell provides installation, configuration and clustering for SQL server. Dell's expert consultants verify fail-over, provide a review of the cluster with recommendations for cluster management strategies.
Upgrade to SQL Server 2005 —Ensure continued mainstream support and help improve decision-making with the excellent reporting and data analysis offered by SQL Server 2005. Dell can help by efficiently upgrading your current SQL environment to SQL Server 2005 running on a Dell PowerEdgeTM  server. We start by thoroughly assessing your environment to pinpoint any barriers that might impede a successful upgrade. A comprehensive strategy is then developed that includes the necessary hardware, software and services. Dell can also work with you to migrate from a third-party database to Microsoft SQL Server 2005.
SQL Server Performance Tuning —Dell can help proactively monitor, analyse and tune your SQL Server database to ensure that applications perform at peak efficiency and capture, measure and correlate performance metrics from critical system components.