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Update on Virtualizing SQL

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SQL 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 SQL Server 2012, vMotion of SQL workloads is unlimited with Software Assurance (SA) and prohibited without SA (i.e. customer must license the origin and target host to accommodate the vMotion). Read more...

Update on Virtualizing Oracle

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There are no issues with virtualizing Oracle, however customers are sometimes given information by Oracle that appears to contradict Oracle’s licensing agreements. For processor-based licenses, Oracle expects to be paid for any hardware that runs Oracle software. Customers that run Oracle software on more servers than they originally planned to (whether those servers are physical or virtual) can Read more...

Update on Virtualizing Exchange

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Email has become one of the most critical applications in an organization’s IT infrastructure. Organizations increasingly rely on messaging tools for individual and organizational effectiveness. As a result, messaging administrators face a constant challenge as they continually seek to manage the conflicting demands of availability, agility, and cost. Microsoft Exchange is the most widely used email system in Read more...

Benefit 7: Lowest App Cost of Ownership with vSphere 5

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This post is part of the 7-part series Seven Top Benefits of Virtualizing Business Critical Applications. Much like owning a car, there is more to the cost of ownership than the sticker price. The car’s fuel efficiency, maintenance costs, and overall reliability can have a large impact on the owner’s wallet. A better way to assess the Read more...

Benefit 6: Monster App Scalability with vSphere 5

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This post is part of the 7-part series Seven Top Benefits of Virtualizing Business Critical Applications. VMware supports running Monster VMs. Application performance is based on four infrastructure measures. Today, virtual machines on vSphere 5 can scale to 32 vCPUs, 1TB of memory, 36GB/s network, and 1 million storage IOPS. These advances in performance are charted in Read more...