Your Guide to Virtualizing Exchange 2010 on vSphere (Part 1)

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For a few years now we've been providing guidance on virtualizing Exchange on vSphere. Although not fully supported at the time, customers were looking for guidance to virtualizing Exchange 2003 and 2007 and so we created best practices guides and performance studies. Today we continue to provide best practices, design and sizing, and availability guides Read more...

Virtualizing Oracle 11gr2 RAC Databases on vSphere 5

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Oracle DBAs considering to virtualize Oracle 11gr2 RAC should check out VMware vSphere 5 platform – VMware® vSphere® is the industry-leading virtualization platform for building cloud infrastructures. It enables users to run business-critical applications like Oracle with confidence and respond to business needs faster by taking advantage on the application and Infrastructure services that vSphere Read more...

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for Organizations of All Sizes

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Whether you’re a large enterprise or small to midsized business, VMware solutions enable you to reduce costs and simplify your plans for business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR).  For customer sites with up to 75 virtual machines: Save 40 percent off a 75-VM pack of VMware Site Recovery Manager™ Standard and vCenter Operations™ Enterprise. For Read more...

Facts about Virtualizing Oracle (part 2 of 2: Oracle Licensing)

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by Neal Mueller Many Oracle products, including the database, are licensed by physical processor. This licensing model works well in a physical world, in which customers typically run one application per host and physical processors are easy to track. But this model is not well-adapted to a virtual world. VMware vSphere® enables you to consolidate Read more...