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Benefit 3: Juice up Apps with Hot-Add

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This post is part of the 7-part series Seven Top Benefits of Virtualizing Business Critical Applications. When the application running on VMs is business critical, the stakes are even higher to keep resources available while adding more capacity on the fly. It is this moment when Hot-Add CPU and RAM become necessary. Hot-Add features help you manage Read more...

Benefit 2: Guarantee Resource Reservations

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This post is part of the 7-part series Seven Top Benefits of Virtualizing Business Critical Applications. Key datacenter resources are compute, memory, network, and storage. Application owners are sometimes reluctant to virtualize because they feel they no longer get 100 percent of server resources. As it turns out, features within VMware allow for business-critical applications to Read more...

Benefit 1: Accelerate Upgrades with Cloning

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This post is part of the 7-part series Seven Top Benefits of Virtualizing Business Critical Applications. According to feedback from the DBAs we’ve worked with, the primary reason DBAs and IT architects virtualize Oracle or SAP is for cloning. Application provisioning can be a cause of major inefficiencies. IT administrators must support the overhead of configuring each 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...