SQL Server Performance

Upgrade hardware without replacing old server!!!

Discussion in 'Performance Tuning for DBAs' started by ufobox, Dec 5, 2002.

  1. ufobox New Member

    Does anybody hear about some hardware solution about upgrading hardware unlimited & freely without replacing old server.<br /><br />for example,<br />Can I have a virtual point of SQL server which connect a 'cluster' of one/multiple hard-disk/server?<br /><br />I heard about Oracle has this features; MS Sql doesn't.<br /><br />Does any hardware company can figure it out on MS SQL?<br /><br />Thanks,<br />HJ[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]
  2. bradmcgehee New Member

    As you said, Microsoft can't do this, but I have never heard of any other company offering this capability (but I don't work with Oracle).

    I am curious as to what your overall goal is with using such an option. Maybe there are some other options available to meet your goal.


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  3. ufobox New Member

    Cause sql server lose horsepower after 2-3 years, and we need a new one again.
    We also want to keep the invest of old one.

    Thanks,
    HJ
  4. bradmcgehee New Member

    I don't know of any way of getting around the horsepower issue other than getting new hardware, or reducing the load on SQL Server by tuning queries, etc. We upgrade our SQL Servers here about every 2-3 years, and we lease them to help spread out the costs.


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  5. ufobox New Member

    Thank you for your reply.

    I like your idea about 'leasing', could you please tell me which company can provide 'leasing'. HP(Compaq), Dell etc.?

    Thanks again.
    HJ
  6. bradmcgehee New Member

    Most hardware vendors have their own leasing program. But if your choice of vendor does not, there are a lot of third-party companies that offer hardware leasing. Just do a search on hardware leasing on Google and you locate many, many options.

    We actually use a variety of leasing companies, depending on who is offering the best deal at the time.


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