Microsoft SQL Server and VMware vSphere High Availability Features

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While virtualizing an instance of SQL Server the following questions often appear: “what availability features should I use? Should I implement SQL Server or vSphere high availability options?” The blog article helps to select the most effective combination of  high availability options from both products. SQL Server High Availability features Table 1 summarizes SQL Server Read more...

Highly Available SQL Server Workloads on VMware Cloud on AWS – now with shared VMDKs support!

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Introduction VMware Cloud on AWS continuously enhances the feature sets to provide the best hybrid cloud platform to host Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server) workloads. In addition to the long-existing capabilities to host SQL Server Always On Availability Groups (AGs), the new, recently introduced feature– SCSI-3 Persistent Reservations (SCSI3-PRs) native support – makes it possible Read more...

VMworld Europe 2019 Virtualizing Applications Track Highlights

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This November, the VMware flagship conference VMworld Europe 2019 will again take place in Barcelona at the Fira Gran Via. The Virtualizing Business Critical Applications track this year is packed with a lot of sessions with a highlight being the Virtualizing Business Critical Applications customer tutorials (bootcamps) – four hours deep dive sessions (Level 400) Read more...

Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) on VMware vSAN – New Capabilities!

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VMware vSAN continuously enhance the feature set to provide the best hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) to host virtualized Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server) workloads. In addition to the long-existing capabilities to host SQL Server Always On Availability Groups or to provide support for iSCSI targets, the new feature, recently introduced in VMware vSAN 6.7 Update 3, Read more...

Optimize SQL Server Workloads with VMware vSphere and VMware Cloud on AWS

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Microsoft SQL Server is one of the business-critical applications most commonly virtualized on VMware vSphere. It’s no wonder as there are numerous benefits to running SQL Server workloads on vSphere on premises or in the cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS. It allows for simultaneously optimizing compute resources through server consolidation, while maintaining application flexibility. Read more...