The SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse Fast Track program is designed to provide customers standard and proven system architectures optimized for a range of enterprise data warehousing needs. Fast Track is a joint effort between Microsoft and many hardware partners. The goal is to help enterprise customers deploy Data Warehouse solutions with recommended hardware configuration appropriate for the requirements of the workload with reduced risk, cost and complexity.

This presentation discusses the process undertaken to achieve the certification of a 90TB SanDisk solution (HP DL580 Gen8 and Fusion ioMemory) whilst achieving an efficient out-of-box balance between SQL Server data processing capability and hardware resources.
Presented by Niall MacLeod at SQLBits XIV