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Welcome to the new VMware Business Critical Applications blog!

Hello and welcome to the new VMware Business Critical Applications blog, a source for information, insight, and updates to help you virtualize your business critical applications on the VMware platform.

The blog will cover the following applications/functional areas and we will continue to add more over time:

  • Microsoft Applications
    • Exchange
    • SQL Server
    • SharePoint
  • SAP
  • Oracle
  • Java Applications 

We intend to use this blog to:

  • Communicate best practices for deploying on the vSphere platform.
  • Provide Updates on current solution projects and activities including solution rollouts, new collaterals etc.
  • Provide Update on various product and solution enablement activities including events, webinars, partner engagements, trainings etc.
  • Publish results of lab testing in the aforementioned functional areas.  Testing and results will include functional and technical use cases, workload characterization study and deployment  "how-to".  For official performance test results, please refer to the VROOM! Blog at
  • Communicate general application design principles that we've discovered through research and work with our customers.
  • Communicate step-by-step procedures for common application and infrastructure management tasks.
  • Highlight VMware and partner products or features than can enhance the overall solution.
  • Provide links to relevant online documentation.
  • Provide insight on optimizing software licensing costs for virtualization.


We plan on posting regularly so grab the RSS feed or sign up for an e-mail alert to receive notification of new entries as they are posted.


For published whitepapers, including technical whitepapers and customer success stories, please visit our Business Critical Applications website at  On the right-hand side, you'll find links to the individual application pages.


Thanks for reading!


Scott Salyer

Solutions Manager, VMware