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2016-02-22T16:20:00Z
SC
System Administrator at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
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Enterprise SSD - increase in cost justified?

Has anyone purchased the enterprise SSD option with this server? I'm keen to do that for a production SQL server, but am not sure the increase in cost is justified.  Thanks.

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Global Marketing Content Strategy and Marketing at Hewlett-Packard Company
Vendor
2016-02-23T23:50:30Z
23 February 16

Here’s our reply to this inquiry…

Yes, HPE has many customers who have purchased the SSD option with the ProLiant DL server. Here are a few things to consider…
- The Price of SSDs is coming down. HPE now has SSDs starting at $299 list price
- SSDs, with amazing performance, excel in terms of IOPS/$
- SSDs also excel in terms of IOPS per watt (in the industry, the power necessary to cool a data center is huge, so we have a great TCO story with SSDs based on energy savings)

Here’s a video with more information - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFI4p7wm5js
http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=4AA5-5941ENW&cc=us&lc=en

Thanks for your interest.

SC
System Administrator at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
Real User
2016-02-23T16:42:10Z
23 February 16

Yes please, thanks. email or link?

it_user370104 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior SQL Server Consultant at a real estate/law firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
2016-02-23T16:35:55Z
23 February 16

I have a document / white paper written on the use of pci flash cards would you like me to send it to you ?

SC
System Administrator at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
Real User
2016-02-23T15:50:04Z
23 February 16

The possibilities of 12G SAS SSD performance would be nice. Maybe once the price falls. I will check out PCI flash as an interim measure. Thanks.

it_user370104 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior SQL Server Consultant at a real estate/law firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
2016-02-23T11:21:06Z
23 February 16

I have two SSRS servers with a pair of SSDs .. but what I have been deploying is pci flash cards in the dl 380 servers for use generally by Tempdb, I have 4 standalone servers with this option and an availability group with pci flash cards. In true SQL Server reply "It just depends" as to if internal SSDs will give advantages .. personally I feel the high prices for SSDs charged by HP make the choice "difficult"

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