Audience: This whitepaper provides solution and technical product information is intended for Architects, Engineers, Administrators, DBAs, App-owners and Business staff
Purpose of this whitepaper: This whitepaper documents the challenges with virtualizing business critical apps and provides evidence for overcoming these challenges and to virtualize these apps.
Executive Summary: Starting with vSphere 4, and more recently using vSphere 5, customers are virtualizing business-critical applications at an accelerated pace. 75-percent of VMware customers report they virtualize at least one business-critical application in their production environment. Application infrastructure administrators and CIOs see that the value of virtualization extends far beyond basic consolidation. Applications run better virtualized, with faster time to market and improved Quality of Service (QoS).