Dell EMC and Microsoft Deliver for the Data Center with Windows Server 2019

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Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd running Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2017 processed 6.7 times as many orders per minute and lowered average application latencies by 88 percent.[i]

 

Promising seamless integration on-premise, in the cloud and everywhere in between, the new Windows Server 2019 is designed to support you at every stage in your transformation journey. Dell EMC is excited to partner with Microsoft on the announcement of Windows Server 2019, with a full-range of proven solutions.

Enhanced agility and performance for on-premise solutions

Dell EMC and Microsoft have partnered to deliver Windows Server 2019 as a factory installed option on PowerEdge servers. In support of Microsoft’s announcement, Dell EMC is announcing certification on six PowerEdge server platforms. Over the next few months, Dell EMC will complete certification for all currently shipping PowerEdge servers (both 13th and 14th generation).

If you’ve been waiting to modernize your IT infrastructure, now is the time. With Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end-of-life on the horizon[ii], modernizing your infrastructure will not only save costs but it will enhance security and increase performance. In recent testing by Principled Technologies, a Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd running Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2017 processed 6.7 times as many orders per minute and lowered average application latencies by 88 percent.[iii]

Enhanced performance is only one benefit of infrastructure modernization. Flexibility is also important. With Dell EMC, you have options. When you purchase Windows Server 2019 as a factory installed option on PowerEdge servers, you can be assured that the OS and drivers have been pre-tested and optimized for current workloads and will be ready when you move to the cloud. Factory installed software can also enable faster, easier deployment. Learn more about the benefits of factory installed software from this report: Spend less time, effort and money by choosing a Dell EMC server with pre-installed Microsoft software.

When you purchase a PowerEdge server that has been certified for Windows Server 2019, you can be assured that it is eligible for end-to-end Dell EMC service. Start with ProDeploy or ProDeploy Plus services, which provide expert setup of server, operating system, virtualization and storage. After deployment, your ProSupport or ProSupport Plus server contract provides full support for server and server OS, when Windows Server 2019 is purchased as a factory installed option. When Windows Server 2019 is installed on certified Dell EMC PowerEdge platforms through a Microsoft Volume Licensing agreement, server OS support is provided through your ProSupport for Software agreement.

Previewing the next level of performance

Dell EMC, Microsoft and Intel are also partnering to improve overall system performance and lower latencies by putting more data closer to the processor on nonvolatile media. If you’re joining us this week at Microsoft Ignite, visit the Dell EMC booth (#1100) to experience a Technology Preview of SQL VNext, based on Intel persistent memory. Learn how Intel persistent memory can enable greater operational ability and business continuity by remembering data after a power outage or planned IT maintenance.

Optimally designed and validated, WSSD based hyper-converged infrastructure solutions

This week, we are announcing Ready Solutions for Microsoft Windows Server Software-Defined (WSSD), a portfolio of hyper-converged infrastructure solutions to help customers build or expand their Microsoft Windows Server software-defined data centers. This portfolio is comprised of Microsoft WSSD certified designs built on S2D Ready Nodes, certified PowerEdge servers, Dell EMC Networking and Dell EMC Services. Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Microsoft WSSD provide the confidence of known good configurations that are tested and validated by Dell EMC and Microsoft, convenient deployment and lifecycle management, delivered with the ease of solution-level support.

In addition to our existing PowerEdge R640 and R740xd S2D Ready Nodes, we are adding PowerEdge R440 as a WSSD certified server that is ideal for remote and branch offices (ROBO) and edge use cases.

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 based hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions are coming in early 2019! For customers who have Dell EMC Windows Server 2016 based S2D Ready Nodes and want to upgrade, Dell EMC is excited to share that we’ll have an upgrade service available to make it easier than ever to transition to Microsoft Windows Server 2019.

Visit the Microsoft HCI booth at Microsoft Ignite 2018 to see a demo of our new QuickStart for WSSD – a 4 node, 2 switch highly available, fully packaged HCI solution that simplifies design, ordering, deployment and support.

Also, stop by the Dell EMC booth #1100 at Microsoft Ignite 2018 to learn more about the full portfolio of WSSD solutions.

Simplified, centralized management for hyper-converged infrastructure solutions

With Dell EMC OpenManage Integrations and Microsoft System Center, you can deploy Windows servers in 97% less time and update firmware 89% faster, with Intelligent Automation management features.iv Dell EMC OpenManage Integrations for Microsoft System Center gives you the tools to perform your critical server management tasks all within Microsoft System Center. The latest release adds integrated management for Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Microsoft Windows Server Software-defined, enabling identification, custom deployment, health status and logical switch creation from the System Center console.

Visit the Dell EMC booth (#1100) at Microsoft Ignite 2018 and request a demo of our latest release of Dell EMC OpenManage Integrations for Microsoft System Center.

For more information on the full portfolio of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, visit http://www.dellemc.com/Servers

 

 

[i] Based on Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell EMC, “Serve more online customers with new Dell EMC servers and Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Software”, May 2018, comparing Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd running Microsoft Server 2016 with SQL 2017 standard edition to a R720xd running Microsoft Server 2012 R2 with SQL 2008 R2. Full Report facts.pt/ctNcYN.

[ii] https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search/1163

[iii] Based on Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell EMC, “Serve more online customers with new Dell EMC servers and Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Software”, May 2018, comparing Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd running Microsoft Server 2016 with SQL 2017 standard edition to a R720xd running Microsoft Server 2012 R2 with SQL 2008 R2. Full Report facts.pt/ctNcYN.

iv Based on Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell EMC, “Get flexible, feature-rich datacenter management at a lower cost”, June 2018

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