HP Recommended Configurations for Online Transaction Processing: ProLiant DL980 G7 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
Source: Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Always a critical part of the IT infrastructure, databases are at the heart of a number of trends in IT Microsoft Windows applications and data are growing in size and complexity. Some applications running on 32-bit platforms may be reaching the limits of the architecture, specifically regarding the amount of addressable memory. Organizations are now able to migrate complex solutions from high-cost proprietary systems to lower-cost Windows-based systems. Organizations are consolidating applications to fewer servers to simplify critical data center operations. Consolidation can reduce cost, management complexity, and physical space requirements in the data center.