SQL Server Consolidation at Microsoft

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of SQL Server Consolidation at Microsoft, which discusses how Microsoft IT produced the SQL Utility to improve SQL Server manageability through host consolidation, virtualization, and standardization.

With more than 4,700 Microsoft® SQL Server® instances in operation, Microsoft Information Technology (MS IT) sought to reduce operational and capital expenses through server consolidation and multi-tenancy. The SQL Utility service facilitates this effort. The SQL Utility service and related server consolidation efforts contribute to environmental sustainability, more efficient utilization, and improved quality of service.
Technical White Paper

Products & Technologies

· Windows Server 2008

· SQL Server 2005

· SQL Server 2008

· Hyper-V

· SQL Utility

· Compute Utility

· Storage Utility