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High Availability for Exchange 2010 without DAG

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With the release of Exchange 2010 the native clustering feature (Database Availability Group) is a significant improvement over what was available with all previous versions. Be that as it may, there will still be customers that simply don't want to cluster. Typically, not clustering the application would mean no high availability. VMware changed that with Read more...

Perspective on Support for Oracle with VMware, Part 2

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In March of 2009, I posted a commentary on the nature of Oracle’s support for VMware. And more than 18 months later, all the points raised there still hold. Perhaps the most important change during this time is that Oracle has given customers a uniform approach to VMware support. They have a single document that outlines support Read more...

VMware Makes Oracle Easy

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OpenWorld 2010 is just around the corner, and VMware will once again be joining the hundreds of other corporate exhibitors at San Francisco’s Moscone Center to “tell our Oracle story”. We have a great theme for our presence this year: VMware Makes Oracle Easy Not much to this theme at first glance, but examined literally, Read more...

A Perspective: Support for VMware with Oracle

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  I mentioned in my last post that I would address support for VMware by Oracle. It’s clearly a hot topic, and it is something that comes up daily with our customers, regardless of size or locale. Oracle has support policies in place for essentially all Oracle products running on VMware, with the exception of Read more...