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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...

Best Practices for Virtualizing Java

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The following best practices for virtualizing Java can provide useful guidance for virtual CPU, virtual memory, networking and storage setup. Learn more: Virtualizing Business Critical Applications Whitepaper [39-page PDF] Read more...

Best Practices for Virtualizing SAP

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The following best practices for virtualizing SAP can provide useful guidance for virtual CPU, virtual memory, networking and storage setup.   Learn more: Virtualizing Business Critical Applications Whitepaper [39-page PDF] Read more...