50 Partners To Help You Virtualize Business Critical Applications

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VMware Partners have the option to complete extra coursework to become VBCA Competent. There are many partners with this designation globally to help you virtualize your business-critical applications. The following is a partial list of the VBCA Competent partners. Please go to http://partnerlocator.vmware.com for a complete list of partners in your area. Partners in the above table are Read more...

Organizational Best Practices for Virtualizing Business Critical Applications

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When embarking on your virtualization journey, keep these key organizational best practices in mind. Where to Start with BCA Design? Base the sizing of your virtual environment on physical servers. It’s critical to understand your application requirements and have a good sense of the capacity and storage you’ll need. VMware Capacity Planner – Helps you to gain Read more...

When to use Lock Pages in Memory with SQL Server

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Granting the Lock Pages in Memory user right to the SQL Server service account prevents SQL Server buffer pool pages from paging out by Windows. This setting is useful and has a positive performance impact because it prevents Windows from paging a significant amount of buffer pool memory out of the process, which enables SQL Read more...

Events That Trigger Virtualization of Business Critical Applications

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You cannot afford for business critical applications in your datacenter to go down just to upgrade them. With that in mind, let’s look at which events might provide a good opportunity to virtualize applications in your datacenter. Below are some questions to ask when considering virtualization. If you answer “yes” to any of the questions, it might Read more...