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...

Top Reasons To Virtualize Business Critical Applications on vSphere

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The figure below lists some of the top business and technical reasons to virtualize business-critical applications. Note: Consolidation rates are averages based on “VMware Customer Readiness Reviews.” Licensing savings are cited in the Licensing section of the below whitepaper. Learn more: Virtualizing Business Critical Applications Whitepaper [39-page PDF] Read more...

The Virtualization Tax Is Greatly Exaggerated

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vSphere delivers the performance required to run business-critical applications in large-scale environments. vSphere 5 provides 16 times (source Figure 14 in BCA Whitepaper)  the performance of VMware Infrastructure 3 while keeping virtualization overhead at a limited 2 to 5 percent. The fact is that the virtualization overhead or “tax” is often greatly exaggerated and many application owners are Read more...

Welcome to the new VMware Business Critical Applications blog!

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Hello and welcome to the new VMware Business Critical Applications blog, a source for information, insight, and updates to help you virtualize your business critical applications on the VMware platform. The blog will cover the following applications/functional areas and we will continue to add more over time: Microsoft Applications Exchange SQL Server SharePoint SAP Oracle Read more...