Top Ten things to consider when moving Business Critical Applications (BCA) to the Cloud (Part 2 of 3)

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In the first part we looked at public, private and Hybrid Cloud and their characteristics. In this part we will look at the common characteristics of business critical applications. We will also look at how some of these characteristics relate to the different types of Cloud infrastructure. Common Characteristics of Business Critical Applications (BCA): Business critical Read more...

Critical Factors to consider when virtualizing Business Critical Applications: (Part 2 of 2)

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Availability: Availability of the applications is one of the important requirements for business critical applications. The vSphere platform provides capabilities to protect against hardware and software failures  to meet the stringent SLA requirements of business critical applications. Virtualized applications can avail of features such as vSphere HA protects from HW failures by restarting virtual machines on 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...

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...