Thousands of VMware customers have virtualized their Exchange, Oracle Databases, Oracle eBusiness Suite, SQL, SAP, and Java applications. These applications are often considered the six business-critical applications (BCAs). There are also business-critical apps that are industry specific (such as for retail, telecom, and healthcare industries) as well as newly emerging business-critical apps (such as Hadoop). According to a recent VMware survey (Source: VMware customer survey, June 2011), 75 percent of VMware customers report they virtualize at least one business-critical application in their production environment.
The figure below identifies many large companies that are currently virtualizing their business-critical applications with VMware. You will find additional virtualization success stories at www.vmware.com/customers.