These prescriptive configurations include a blend of resources and best practices that really leverage the latest features in SQL 2008 Enterprise:
EMC has helped to build out solutions that leverage the CLARiiON AX4 series. You can read more details here.
EMC Consulting also does a great deal of work with Fast Track and advising clients on how to optimize their data warehouses. See this excellent presentation from EMC’s James Rowland-Jones. Just look out for Slide 14.
I’d love to see him do this live and the slides are clearly written with enough space to allow his personality to shine through.
You can see him speak at SQL Bits (Sept 30 – Oct 2) at York University in the UK.
James has also written books about SQL, and has also decoded the magic -E SQL startup parameter for serious SQL gurus.