Maintain access and protection to your company's data with Dell's Database Services. They offer the following benefits:
- Validated configurations to speed up implementation
- Necessary expertise gained from implementing thousands of database solutions
- Maximize 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 offers a comprehensive suite of services designed to help you assess, design and implement an Oracle or Microsoft SQL database solution, efficiently and cost-effectively. All services are delivered through Dell, offer a single point of accountability, and offer the combined expertise of Dell, Microsoft, Red Hat and Oracle Consulting Services (OCS) to help you improve performance, scalability, availability and manageability.
Phase 1: Assessment
- Determine the full range of your current database infrastructure as Dell service professionals run automated discovery tools and conduct interviews with key personnel
- Develop risk mitigation plans associated with a migration and/or deployment
- Develop a migration strategy for required database applications and other end-user application data
Phase 2: Design
Phase 3: Implementation
- Validate your new database design and conduct pilot consolidation and data migration to the new system
- Deploy Dell enterprise hardware into your production environment
- Install and configure powerful database management software
- Empower your system administrators to efficiently manage your database infrastructure as Dell's experts transfer knowledge
- Seamlessly integrate Dell's database services with award-winning Enterprise Support Services to optimize availability. Dell can be there to support you on-site* or over the phone with expert advice and technical assistance with a single-point of contact
Tailored Services to Meet Your Needs
Oracle RAC and Dell | EMC SAN Planning & Implementation —Helps you rapidly implement Oracle RAC to meet your business, functional and operational objectives and deploy with success. RAC Planning and Implementation Services apply Dell's best practices and proven methodologies to deliver an end-to-end RAC solution on Dell | EMC SANs from a single source.
Oracle Performance and Optimisation Assessment — Dell offers an Oracle Performance and Optimisation Assessment to help assess 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.
Microsoft SQL Server Cluster Design and Deployment —Begins with an in-depth product orientation session to help equip your IT staff with an understanding of your new solution. This session includes a basic overview of Microsoft Cluster Server and Exchange technologies, administration and support as well as a review of backup and recovery procedures. Once your environment and staff are prepared, Dell begins installation, configuration and clustering of the SQL server. Dell's expert consultants verify fail-over, provide a documentation review of your cluster and recommend 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 PowerEdge 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 necessary hardware, software and services. Utilizing best practice and a proven methodology, the upgrade is conducted with emphasis on minimizing disruptions to workflow and IT infrastructure. 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, analyze and tune your SQL Server databases to ensure your applications perform at peak efficiency and also capture, measure and correlate performance metrics from critical system components. Another aspect of performance tuning is the ability to determine the placement of files on storage devices.