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Virtualized Exchange Storage: VMDK or RDM or…?

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One of the hottest topics I get into when talking to customers about virtualizing Exchange is storage. Not surprising considering the number of options available when we virtualize Exchange on vSphere. If you are not familiar with the common methods for provisioning storage in vSphere a brief description of each follows: VMFS based virtual disk Read more...

Using Virtual Disks for Business Critical Apps Storage

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Hello all! Welcome to the Business Critical Apps Blog. This week we will be publishing a few blogs that focus on virtualizing Microsoft Tier-1 applications. This may include discussion around a specific application like MS SQL or Exchange or some more generalized discussion around topics we get the most questions on when talking to customers. Read more...

Exchange 2010 on vSphere Customer Case Study

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Those of us embarking on a new virtualization project like to learn from others. At the very least we want to be sure that if someone else has done something similar we can learn from any lessons encountered along the way. Over the past year and a half we've had many conversations with customers who Read more...

VMware Meet-ups at Oracle Open World, Oct 2-6 2011

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VMware will host a series of meet-ups at Oracle Open World next week at the Moscone Center South in San Francisco. These meet-ups offer a chance for our community to discuss important topics with industry experts. Below is the schedule with detailed information about each event:Monday, October 3rdWhy Does Storage Matter? – Hosted by VMware Read more...