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Firing Speed with vFabric SQLFire

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Several customers have asked what vFabric SQLFire can do for their applications and how they can modify the architecture of a custom Java application accordingly. These customers typically run custom Java applications against RDBMS that have reached the limits of scalability and response time with their current architecture. They want to make the change only Read more...

Sizing Virtual Machines for JVM workloads – Part 3

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In today’s blog we would like to announce the that a new book, Enterprise Java Applications Architecture on VMware, has been released and is available from https://www.createspace.com/3632131. Book Abstract This book is the culmination of seven years of experience in running Java on VMware vSphere, both at VMware and at many VMware customer sites. In Read more...

Sizing Virtual Machines for JVM Workloads – Part 2

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Looking at a Sizing Example Figure 4, shows the most commonly encountered JVM and virtual machine size. This may be a fairly busy JVM with 100 to 250 concurrent threads (actual thread count varies as it depends on the nature of the workload), 4GB of heap, approximately 4.5GB for the JVM process, and 0.5GB for Read more...

Sizing Virtual Machines for JVM Workloads

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This week we will publish three blogs on the topic of sizing virtual machines for Java workloads. In the bogs we will discuss various sizing considerations, best practices, sizing limits, and the most common configuration used by our customers. A sizing exercise in a virtualized environment for Java workloads is similar to that in physical Read more...

Enterprise Java on VMware Sessions at VMworld Las Vegas

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I thought it would be beneficial to folks to summarize the sessions I am presenting at VMworld-2011 Las Vegas.  The breakout sessions BCA-1950 will cover details of running enterprise Java on VMware and in production environments, additionally the session will have a guest customer co-speaker that will show case how they virtualized Websphere.  The other Read more...