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Updated – Microsoft SQL Server on vSphere Best Practices

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Microsoft SQL Server is one of the most widely deployed database platforms in the world, with many organizations having dozens or even hundreds of instances deployed in their environments. In addition, SQL Server is on the top of virtualized applications on the VMware vSphere platform. In continuous effort to facilitate the virtualized deployments of SQL Read more...

Virtualized High Performance Computing (HPC) Reference Architecture (Part 1 of 2)

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Introduction While virtualization has proven to provide enterprises with cost-effective, scalable and reliable IT computing, the approach to modern HPC has not evolved. Rather, it remains bound by the dedication of physical hardware to obtain explicit runtimes and maximum performance. This blog identifies the ways in which virtualization accelerates the delivery of HPC environments and Read more...

Migrating Oracle Workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS

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Customers deploying Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) have requirements such as stringent SLAs, continued high performance, and application availability. It is a major challenge for business organizations to manage data storage in these environments due to these rigorous business requirement. Common issues presented when using traditional storage solutions for business-critical application (BCA) include inadequate performance, Read more...

Accelerating Oracle Performance using vSphere Persistent Memory (PMEM)

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Persistent Memory (PMEM) and vSphere 6.7   Customers have successfully run their business-critical Oracle workloads with high performance demands on VMware vSphere for many years. Deploying IO-intensive Oracle workloads requires fast storage performance with low latency and resiliency from database failures. Latency, which is a measurement of response time, directly impacts a technology’s ability to Read more...