IBM XIV Storage System Gen3 and the Microsoft SQL Server I/O Reliability Partner Program
Eric B Johnson
IBM XIV Storage System ; SQL Server
Abstract: This white paper details the Microsoft SQL Server I/O Reliability Partner Program participation of the IBM XIV Storage System Gen3. The program defines numerous storage subsystem standards that consider normal business conditions and unexpected failures and help promote Microsoft SQL Server optimal database compatibility, integrity, and high availability for partner solutions. The program also offers core and advanced storage subsystem compliance guidelines that include the required and recommended categories. As part of the core program requirements, Microsoft partner storage solutions must undergo 24-hour, multifaceted stress tests. In summary, IBM XIV Storage System Gen 3 satisfies and even exceeds many of the Microsoft SQL Server I/O Reliability Partner Program criteria to help customers properly plan for and meet their business critical database objectives.