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Simplify the implementation, optimisation, and maintenance of your database environment with Dell's Database Services. They are designed to offer 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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Tailored Services to Meet Your Needs

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.


The objective of the assessment is to provide the information necessary to make more 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 into a better performing and more manageable database environment.

Key activities during the assessment include:
  • Conducting a thorough analysis of your current database infrastructure via automated discovery tools and interviews with key personnel
  • Defining future state goals, and identifying current gaps for a successful database implementation
  • 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 practices 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 and data migration to the new system
  • Deployment of Dell enterprise hardware into your production environment
  • Installation and configuration of powerful database management software
  • Empowerment of your systems administrators to efficiently administer your solution as Dell's experts provide knowledge transfer


Take advantage of Dell's Enterprise Support Services to support your new solution. Dell provides a modular suite of robust offerings, covering system support and maintenance. At the core of this suite are four bundles combining alternative levels of technical phone support, on-site* services, and account management features designed to address increasing levels of system uptime. For details go to Enterprise Support Services.

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.
Upgrade to Oracle Database 10g —- Dell's Oracle database experts can implement and help optimise a complete database solution including systems monitoring, change management, and disaster recovery using the latest tools and techniques to help provide a seamless transition to the new database platform. Enabling new performance features and minimising disruption are important reasons for customers to seek Dell's expertise.

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 SQL 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 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 necessary hardware, software and services. Utilising best practice and a proven methodology, the upgrade is conducted with emphasis on minimising 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, analyse and tune your SQL Server databases to help 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.
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