Intel Adds Sanbolic Melio to Microsoft SQL Server Guide
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) said it will now include Sanbolic’s Melio software for Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) SQL Server Clustering in its Enabled Solution Acceleration Alliance (ESSA) solution guide, a set of prevalidated configurations jointly developed by the chip maker, hardware vendors and ISVs.
The new recipe — Sanbolic Melio for Microsoft SQL Clustering, HA and Enterprise Scale — will be included in the Sanbolic Melio and Microsoft SQL 2008R2 Guide.
Such recipes are important for channel partners because it supplies them with Intel-approved step-by-step directions to help users overcome cost and complexity issues associated with configuring, managing and protecting large Microsoft SQL Server environments.
Sanbolic Melio helps share storage, simplify data and storage management and steps up performance, scalability and availability of enterprise workloads in virtual data centers and private cloud deployments. Sanbolic positions the Melio software family as a cost-effective solution for SQL Server consolidation and high availability in physical, virtual and mixed environments.
“We included Sanbolic’s Melio data management software as a key component in the ‘Sanbolic Melio and Microsoft SQL 2008R2 Guide’ because its industry-unique features and functionality help users overcome the numerous challenges associated with SQL Server clustering while delivering enhanced storage performance and availability, as well as providing the ability to scale out, not just up,” said Rick Cecil, Intel ESAA architect.
Sanbolic recipes under the Intel ESSA program include:
- Building Virtual Datacenters with Sanbolic Melio and Microsoft Hyper-V R2
- Implementing VDI with Sanbolic Melio and Citrix XenDesktop 5.0
- Creating Scalable File-serving Clusters with Sanbolic Melio and Microsoft Server 2008 R2
- Clustering SQL Server with Sanbolic Melio and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
Andy Melmed, Sanbolic’s director, Enterprise Solutions, said that “providing active access to storage eliminates the need for individual server/storage silos, thereby enhancing both server and storage utilization while reducing the management burden customers face when supporting clustered SQL Server environments.”
Gold or platinum-level reseller members of Intel’s Technology Provider program are eligible to join ESSA, in addition to OEMs and IxVs. The program is intended to help members build relationships and lower engineering costs.
Melmed called Intel ESSA a “seal of approval for which we are understandably proud.”