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DxSRM monitoring and policy setting capabilities, obligatory manual intervention is eliminated. Instead of endless fire-drills, our customers can proactively plan and set strategies that align with business objectives," said Don Boxley, Co-Founder and CEO, DH2i. "Moreover, the ROI of DxConsole is significant with most customers saving over 50% in the first year alone."
He added, "Another way to look at this, is that DH2i is strengthening the overall Windows SQL Server platform and ecosystem – making it easier to use and vastly more powerful."
DH2i DxConsole 2012R2 featuring DxSRM is now generally available and priced at $10,000 per CPU license. To estimate the potential cost savings that could be appreciated from DxConsole, based on unique IT environment characteristics, please refer to DH2i's online ROI Calculator.
Common Microsoft SQL Server Sprawl Problems:
- Restrictive Deployment Model: One instance tightly coupled to one server deployment means instance movement between servers is labor-intensive, time-consuming and prone to manual errors.
o Business Implication: It becomes difficult, if not impossible, to respond to changes in workloads necessary to support the business – productivity, innovation, time-to-market and competitive advantage are threatened.
- Expensive High Availability: Requires specialized redundant hardware or clustering – redundant hardware sits idle until failure.
o Business Implication: Overall corporate budget drain, as well as lost opportunity to allocate resources to IT assets and/or head-count that could be dedicated to activities directly related to business core competencies and the company's bottom line.
- Disruptive Technology Refresh / Migrations: Typically, every 3 – 4 years server/storage hardware tech is refreshed – requiring a forklift upgrade or rip-and-replace. Each refresh requires scheduled application downtime. Afterwards, applications must be reinstalled. If storage is refreshed, data must also be migrated.
o Business Implication: Quite simply, most business organizations find it difficult to tolerate even a short interruption in service, let alone an extended disruption. Moreover, there are typically errors during the reinstallation of applications and/or data migrations, causing additional business disruptions.
- Overall Poor Economic Value: Microsoft SQL Server sprawl leads to high licensing costs, over-provisioned servers and storage, and labor-intensive administration/management.
o Business Implication: Again, the need to assign time and resource to this area (continued...)