NEC (NASDAQ:NIPNY), Platform Solutions (PSI) and Solid Quality Mentors have joined forces to deliver an innovative dynamic scale-up or scale-out solution for Microsoft SQL Server environments. The integrated solution offers new server consolidation opportunities for environments suffering from server sprawl.

By combining NEC's Express5800/1000 series server dynamic hardware partitioning capabilities for Microsoft Window Server 2008 and PSI's new VMneXt hypervisor for enterprise data centers, the integrated package provides flexible scaling options. Solid Quality Mentors' SQL Server consolidation expertise optimizes the performance of a Microsoft environment.

"As Windows data center resources become increasingly challenged to deliver more with less, consolidation with the ability to dynamically scale-up or out while delivering mission critical capabilities becomes important," Mike Mitsch, general manager of enterprise servers, IT Platform Group, at NEC, said in a statement.