Virtualizing SQL Server: tomorrow on community podcast, white paper

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VMware's Hemant Gaidhani recently published this white paper, Microsoft SQL Server and VMware Virtual Infrastructure, covering best practices for virtualizing your SQL Server workloads. Hemant will be our guest on the VMware Communities Roundtable podcast tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1, at noon PDT / 3pm EDT.  I believe Europe and the US are now back in Read more...

Intel Xeon 5500 aka Nehalem launch

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Intel and partners made a big launch noise about the new Xeon 5500 Series Processor (aka Nehalem) today, which included this online session that we've embedded below. Anne Catambay presented from VMware's point of view, and I've excerpted a bit from a transcript of her talk here: In the latest iteration of our product we Read more...

Submit your paper now! VMworld call for papers now April 10

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VMworld 2009 will take place August 31 – September 3 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. To attendees, the value of VMworld is unmatched: 85% of VMworld attendees say the #1 reason why they attend VMworld is for educational content. We’re looking for customer, partner and employee presentations that cover a range of Read more...

Cisco, Performance, and more: Communities Roundtable Podcast #40

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Join us Wednesday @ Noon PDT for the VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast #41, where our topic will be our new cost per application calculator, and the competitive landscape in general. Live streaming or dial-in information. It was an open topic last Wednesday on the VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast #40. We talked about Cisco's announcement of Read more...

Thinking about Cost-Per-Application and VM Density

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We announced a new calculator today, one that helps you start to look at the “cost per application” view of virtualization. This particular application isn’t designed to measure total cost of ownership or total ROI, just what it costs you to spin up enough servers to consolidate all your existing applications. It’s interesting and it’s Read more...