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Enterprise Java Applications on vSphere Best Practices

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Many of our customers have run critical enterprise Java applications on vSphere successfully.  The best practices guide is often referred to by our customers when embarking on running Java applications on vSphere. December last year version 2 of the best practices paper was released here: http://www.vmware.com/resources/techresources/1087, The paper covers quite few best practices and definitely Read more...

High Availability for Exchange 2010 without DAG

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With the release of Exchange 2010 the native clustering feature (Database Availability Group) is a significant improvement over what was available with all previous versions. Be that as it may, there will still be customers that simply don't want to cluster. Typically, not clustering the application would mean no high availability. VMware changed that with 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...

Perspective on Support for Oracle with VMware, Part 2

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In March of 2009, I posted a commentary on the nature of Oracle’s support for VMware. And more than 18 months later, all the points raised there still hold. Perhaps the most important change during this time is that Oracle has given customers a uniform approach to VMware support. They have a single document that outlines support Read more...

VMware Makes Oracle Easy

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OpenWorld 2010 is just around the corner, and VMware will once again be joining the hundreds of other corporate exhibitors at San Francisco’s Moscone Center to “tell our Oracle story”. We have a great theme for our presence this year: VMware Makes Oracle Easy Not much to this theme at first glance, but examined literally, Read more...