Microsoft SQL Server as a Service

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IBM Cloud Overview ... 2

IBM/Sentinel PaaS ... 2

Microsoft SQL Server ... 2

Major differentiators ... 3

Main Technical Features ... 3

Use Cases ... 3

Information Assurance and Security ... 3

Service Options and SLA's ... 3

Pricing Structure ... 4

Overview of pricing structure ... 4

Free trial options ... 4

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IBM

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The demands of your applications are unique, so IBM offers a variety of Cloud options on G-Cloud. Our Clouds are located in the UK and are suitable for both OFFICIAL and OFFICIAL SENSITIVE data.

For applications that need a low-cost highly scalable Linux or Windows self-service platform that can be provisioned within hours, then our SoftLayer public cloud is an attractive option. Softlayer is unusual in that you can optionally enhance both performance and security by specifying bare metal servers that are dedicated to you on your own VLAN.

For organisations needing additional levels of security and monitoring, IBM offers a Community

Cloud for UK Public Sector clients. This builds upon the Softlayer public cloud but adds

additional dedicated security and proactive monitoring to meet public sector client needs.

For applications that must be kept in a Government-only Cloud then IBM/Sentinel PaaS is an alternative option. IBM recognises that moving from traditional outsourced environments to managing your own Cloud environments can be difficult, so to smooth the path we offer PaaS Services in partnership with SCC on their Sentinel Cloud. These can be used as building blocks to deliver your system - whether it be a single web server or a complex system built of 50 or more interconnected servers.

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This offering is one of a set of Platform as a Service offerings which IBM has created in collaboration with SCC. The combination of the SCC Sentinel cloud infrastructure (which has been proven to be robust and secure) with the addition of an OS and software layer which is delivered and managed by IBM, gives you a sound platform on which to build your system.

IBM has put together a set of over 20 basic PaaS offerings, giving everything from a basic Web server, through to advanced components such as Analytics. The offerings include standard Open Source products, alongside robust COTS products. If the product you need isn’t there, then not to worry – we have a ‘Generic Platform as a Service’ too – you supply the license, we will build and manage the server for you.

The offerings can be provided individually to complement an existing system, or can be put together to form a new system – the choice is yours.

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Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. As a database, it is a software product whose primary function is to store and retrieve data as requested by other software applications, be it those on the same computer or those running on another computer across a network (including the Internet). Its primary query languages are T-SQL and ANSI SQL.

This offering provides a Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise database platform which can provide a web server capability.

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Major differentiators

This offering allows for the installation and management of Microsoft SQL Server platform on a proven Cloud.

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This offering includes the following:

Microsoft SQL Server installed onto a server layered on top of the SCC Sentinel cloud – you purchase a ‘Silver’ server from SCC, alongside this offering.

All of the flexibility of the SCC Sentinel Cloud, with the additional benefits of the IBM Installation and System Management

Pay as you go model Flexible environments

Built upon industry standard components and services.

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Microsoft SQL Server is used extensively across industry to provide a Windows based database platform.

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This offering is suitable for assets classified as OFFICIAL or OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE under Government Security Classifications.

All datacentres are highly resilient Tier3+, UK based.

IBM staff which work on the system are Security Cleared and based in the UK.

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Offering highlights

The SQL Server platform gives you:  Windows based Database capability

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Initial response to system alerts – e.g. restart of failed process or node using procedures provided by the client

Escalation of any issues which are not resolved to the individual or organisation nominated by the client.

This offering provides a single server with Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise installed. This can be subsequently configured using the standard features provided within SQL Server.

This offering is designed to provide a Microsoft SQL Server platform which comes deployed on a secure cloud. An established and experienced team will build and monitor your server and will provide an initial response to an alert, along with a mechanism to get the client team involved should the issue be more complex.

Additional services can be provided over and above the basic offering.

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Overview of pricing structure

This offering layers on top of SCC’s ‘Silver’ Sentinel Cloud IaaS servers. They require the Microsoft Windows, Antivirus and GPG13 options to also be purchased. The pricing for the additional PaaS layer is dependent on the number of virtual CPUs which are configured on the IaaS server.

Build price per server (1-2 vCPUs) - £18,360.46

Uplift per additional 2x vCPU on a server configured - £14,716.86

Price per server (1-2 vCPUs) per month - £470.59

Uplift per additional 2x vCPU per month - £243.01

Any additional services will be priced based on the IBM GCloud Rate Card.

Free trial options

Not available.

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