Driving Down Database TCO with VMware Data Director and SAP-Sybase ASE

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A recent IDC study concluded SAP-Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) has the lowest total cost of ownership compared to other relational database management systems (RDBMS). The study found ASE required 27% less processing power and servers than other RDBMS.VMware found ASE’s threaded architected to be equally efficient when running on VMware vSphere. Our validation testing Read more...

Support Statements for Running Business Critical Applications on vSphere

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As the industry standard for virtualization, vSphere has received strong ISV support from 18,000 ISVs, including support statements from the four largest ISVs: Microsoft, IBM, SAP, and Oracle (Source: VMware customer surveys, Jan 2010 and June 2011.) Microsoft Support Support statements for Microsoft products can be found at these links: • Windows Microsoft software • Microsoft Read more...

Update on Virtualizing Hadoop

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Hadoop is a modern application with features such as consolidation of jobs and HA that overlap with capabilities enabled by virtualization. This leads some to believe there is no motivation for virtualizing Hadoop; however, there are a variety of reasons for doing so. Some of these are: Scheduling – Taking advantage of unused capacity in existing virtual Read more...

Update on Virtualizing Java

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Whether a custom Java application or third-party vendor application, all virtualize relatively easily. Often our customers notice improvements in performance and scalability when moving to a virtualized platform. Java application clusters are known to contain many instances that require increased managment when on a physical infrastructure. Many of our customers look for consolidation opportunities while improving performance and Read more...

Update on Virtualizing Sharepoint

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Because SharePoint encourages rapid growth and “viral” proliferation, user goals may conflict with the ability of the IT staff to deliver the desired services when needed within budgetary and manpower constraints. Flexibility is extremely valuable during this early period. If rapid growth and evolution can be supported at realistic costs, SharePoint can become an important Read more...