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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...

SAP HANA on VMware vSphere

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SAP announced today that VMware vSphere is now supported and is the preferred way to virtualize SAP’s high performance HANA database.  This is great news for customers of both VMware and SAP and opens new options for deployment and management of HANA.  This new announcement follows the 2011 announcement by SAP and VMware  that virtualization Read more...