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May 2010, Vol. 22

Virtualizing mission-critical applications

Not long ago, the given wisdom was that virtualizing mission-critical applications such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange and SAP was just too risky. According to this world view, virtualization administrators who tried virtualizing applications such as these were just asking for trouble. The risk of incurring a hit to these mission-critical applications -- or worse, the prospect of data loss or breaches -- loomed too large to turn these critical applications over to virtual machines. VIRTUALIZING MISSION-CRITICAL APPLICATIONS GUIDE: Virtualizing mission-critical applications: An introduction Five tips for virtualizing Microsoft Exchange Server Four questions to ask before virtualizing SQL Server The basics of virtualizing SharePoint 2007 SAP virtualization: Special report But today, some IT shops have begun to see the virtues of virtualizing high-throughput applications and to reap the benefits in terms of reduction of data center space and power usage, improved disaster recovery strategy and increased application ...

Features in this issue





  • VDI assessment guide

    Wait! Don't implement VDI technology until you know your goals and needs. A VDI assessment should consider the benefits of a VDI ...

  • Guide to calculating ROI from VDI

    Calculating ROI from VDI requires a solid VDI cost analysis. Consider ROI calculation models, storage costs and more to determine...

  • Keep the cost of VDI storage under control

    Layering, persona management tools and flash arrays help keep virtual desktop users happy and VDI storage costs down.