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Press Release -- February 1st, 2013
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Huawei Became Certified for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Fast Track Data Warehouse Program

[Shenzhen, China, 1 February, 2013] Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announces it has been certified for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Fast Track Data Warehouse program. In addition, Huawei RH2288 V2 is one of the industry's first SSD accelerator-based servers to be certified for the program.

Huawei has been working closely with Microsoft to develop joint enterprise solutions. Huawei is providing customers highly reliable, scalable reference architectures optimized and validated for SQL Server 2012. In the reference architecture, Huawei combines the high performance SSD Accelerator ES3000 with the Tecal server RH2288 V2, which is designed to use the Intel ® Xeon ® E5-2643 3.3GHz processor, specifically reconfigured and optimized for SQL Server 2012 to provide customers with data warehouse solutions from 5TB to 20TB. By using SSD memory cards instead of hard drives, Huawei has increased data warehouse query speed up to 10 times quicker, while energy consumption could be 90% lower. At the same time, the SSD memory card will simplify the management of database fragmentation and accelerate the speed of data import, thereby reducing system TCO.

Huawei and Microsoft are committed to providing cost-effective solutions to our customers; this collaboration offers a better choice to data warehouse customers, with rapid deployment, which in turn can increase business opportunities for enterprises. At the same time, initial investment and time for the data warehouse software and hardware debugging, testing and optimization could be greatly reduced.

“During challenging economic times, it is increasingly important for enterprises to rely on intelligent data to make accurate and rapid decisions. Huawei’s entry in the SQL Server 2012 Fast Track Data Warehouse Program gives customers a proven architecture to maintain and utilize their data,” said Claude Lorenson, Director of SQL Server Marketing, Microsoft. “Huawei’s enhanced hardware features, such as the SSD Accelerator ES3000, which dramatically speeds up query performance and lowers energy consumption, help deliver competitive solutions to customers.”

When talking about this partnership, Huawei IT Product Line Server General Manager Qiu Long said: "The solution and collaboration between Huawei and Microsoft on the SQL Server 2012 Fast Track Data Warehouse demonstrates a good start to the relationship for both companies in the field of enterprise IT. Customers can expect more follow-up solutions from the cooperation between Huawei and Microsoft, especially in areas of Business Intelligence, online transaction databases, virtualization, and management software to allow corporate customers to truly enjoy the benefits of agile IT".

For more information, please visit: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/solutions-technologies/data-warehousing/reference-architecture.aspx

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