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Your Guide to Virtualizing SQL on vSphere (Part 1)

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By now, a lot of tier-2, tier-3 SQL Servers has been virtualized. Customers are seeing more availability, better agility with those SQL Servers running in a virtualization environment. That's leading customers to consider moving tier-1 mission critical SQL Servers onto the virtualization environment. A properly configured ESX is crucial to the successful deployment of a Read more...

Your Guide to Virtualizing SAP on vSphere

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In the last few years we have had some great successes of customers virtualizing their SAP landscapes in production on VMware, check out Mazda and Miami Dade at http://www.vmware.com/solutions/partners/alliances/sap-customer-success.html, both of whom presented their case studies at SAP Sapphire and SAP Tech Ed.  For technical success follow the VMware best practice papers and SAP Marketplace Read more...

Your Guide to Virtualizing Exchange 2010 on vSphere (Part 1)

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For a few years now we've been providing guidance on virtualizing Exchange on vSphere. Although not fully supported at the time, customers were looking for guidance to virtualizing Exchange 2003 and 2007 and so we created best practices guides and performance studies. Today we continue to provide best practices, design and sizing, and availability guides Read more...

Virtualizing Oracle 11gr2 RAC Databases on vSphere 5

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Oracle DBAs considering to virtualize Oracle 11gr2 RAC should check out VMware vSphere 5 platform – VMware® vSphere® is the industry-leading virtualization platform for building cloud infrastructures. It enables users to run business-critical applications like Oracle with confidence and respond to business needs faster by taking advantage on the application and Infrastructure services that vSphere Read more...

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for Organizations of All Sizes

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Whether you’re a large enterprise or small to midsized business, VMware solutions enable you to reduce costs and simplify your plans for business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR).  For customer sites with up to 75 virtual machines: Save 40 percent off a 75-VM pack of VMware Site Recovery Manager™ Standard and vCenter Operations™ Enterprise. For Read more...