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Updated – Official SQL Server on vSphere best practices guide, March 2017

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Microsoft SQL Server is the most virtualized enterprise mission critical application today. In recent years it has become a mainstream effort among VMware customers to virtualize critical databases to allow better agility and scale while increasing availability and operational efficiency. The official best practices guide for virtualizing SQL Server is now updated with information regarding vSphere 6.5 Read more...

Demo – Extended Oracle RAC across sites with VMware NSX

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Our team has been working on building solutions for NSX with Business Critical Applications around Zero trust security, application mobility, operational efficiency, increased security and more . In a previous post I published a demo about database cloning and enforcing dynamic security policies using NSX: http://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2016/04/dynamically-enforcing-security-on-a-hot-cloned-sql-server-with-vmware-nsx.html In this blog post we are showcasing the ability to stretch an Read more...

Demo – Dynamically Enforcing Security on a Hot Cloned SQL Server with VMware NSX

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VMware NSX is a software defined solution that brings the power of virtualization to network and security. There are many great papers about NSX in general: for example here & here and many others, the purpose of this demo is not to dive into everything that NSX does, Instead I have focused on one capability in particular and that is the intelligent grouping of NSX Service Read more...

Updated: Microsoft SQL Server on vSphere Best Practices Guide

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Microsoft SQL server is the most virtualized enterprise mission critical application today. In recent years it has become a mainstream effort among VMware customers to virtualize critical databases to allow better agility and scale while increasing availability and operational efficiency. This guide, now named “Architecting Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere – Best Practices Guide” to reflect its focus on Read more...