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Posted Monday, October 28, 2013 11:58 AM
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Need to pick the minds of gurus here.

What are the considerations / what determines that application A will go to SQL Server X while application B will go to SQL Server Y?
Should there be a separation? What are the considerations involved for the separation?

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One thing I'd look at is integration points.

If application A is using data from any application sitting on server Y, perhaps its database is best stored on server Y.



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Assuming you're monitoring your servers, you know that server X is under some stress for CPU and this new app looks like it might have lots of recompiles, so it goes on Server Y. You need to know what your servers are doing and what the apps are going to do. This involves monitoring the servers and testing the applications. Then use the numbers in hand to make decisions. Further, Server X is Enterprise and Server Y is not. Does your application need Enterprise only options? If so, it's going on Server X, if not, Server Y.

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I always look at the technical aspects of the server where I plan to put the database, maybe one server has better hardware than another. If I know the performance metrics behind everything it helps to delve out space on the server that can handle the load.
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Some of the considerations need to also be business rules. In addition to the business rules (like some security separation for instance), one needs to consider Vendor interference and how much you are willing to have vendor a intermingle with vendor b.



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