Benefit 6: Monster App Scalability with vSphere 5

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This post is part of the 7-part series Seven Top Benefits of Virtualizing Business Critical Applications. VMware supports running Monster VMs. Application performance is based on four infrastructure measures. Today, virtual machines on vSphere 5 can scale to 32 vCPUs, 1TB of memory, 36GB/s network, and 1 million storage IOPS. These advances in performance are charted in Read more...

Benefit 5: Unify App Monitoring with vCOps

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This post is part of the 7-part series Seven Top Benefits of Virtualizing Business Critical Applications. Performance, capacity, and configuration management are becoming inseparable due to the dynamic nature of converged infrastructure. Traditional tools and processes designed for siloed, static, physical infrastructures don’t provide the automation and control you need to effectively manage highly virtualized and private Read more...

Benefit 4: Protect Apps from Failure with HA

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This post is part of the 7-part series Seven Top Benefits of Virtualizing Business Critical Applications. Ensuring availability of your applications is difficult. Each application component must be made highly available, and operations teams often struggle with a proliferation of different clustering and availability options. The Web tier is fairly simple to protect using network load balancing, Read more...

Benefit 3: Juice up Apps with Hot-Add

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This post is part of the 7-part series Seven Top Benefits of Virtualizing Business Critical Applications. When the application running on VMs is business critical, the stakes are even higher to keep resources available while adding more capacity on the fly. It is this moment when Hot-Add CPU and RAM become necessary. Hot-Add features help you manage Read more...

Benefit 2: Guarantee Resource Reservations

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This post is part of the 7-part series Seven Top Benefits of Virtualizing Business Critical Applications. Key datacenter resources are compute, memory, network, and storage. Application owners are sometimes reluctant to virtualize because they feel they no longer get 100 percent of server resources. As it turns out, features within VMware allow for business-critical applications to Read more...