Give SMBs a Treat Instead of a Trick


Guest blog by Ildi Pomeroy

Many small and midsize businesses (SMBs) use third-party service providers for online transaction processing (OLTP). The fees charged by providers can really add up, the performance isn’t there, and SMBs ultimately have less control over their data.

It’s like the storybook troll who stops you every time you try to cross his bridge and asks you to pay him some money—or he’ll play a trick on you. What if you could help your SMB customers build their own bridges? That would be a sweet treat, saving them a lot of time and money.

HPE Flex Solutions for OLTP with Microsoft SQL Server are a robust, secure, cost-effective platform for SMBs to take OLTP in-house for quick transactions and fast, easy access to the data snapshots SMBs need to stay competitive.

Even though these solutions are sized to be “just right” for SMBs, they still deliver powerful benefits; for example, up to a 21% performance boost from Intel Xeon processors,1 up to 30X faster transaction speeds, and up to 100X faster query speeds.2

What’s more, HPE Flex Solutions are designed with multiple configuration options for businesses of all sizes and expertise levels. Your customers benefit from a simple, scalable platform with lights-out management and automated intelligence to simplify day-to-day management tasks and to drastically reduce the amount of time they spend on their server, allowing them to focus more time on the business.

Learn more about HPE Flex Solutions, and start selling, today. Ask your local HPE representative for more details or visit the HPE Partner Ready Portal.


1 Intel performance testing,, comparing measurements on the platform with two E5-2600 v3 vs E5-2600 v4 processors, November 2015

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