Issue OverviewVirtual Data Center - August 2008, Vol. 4
In our fourth issue of Virtual Data Center, Chris Wolf explains why virtualizing mission-critical applications like SAP -- a once-risky prospect -- should now be a serious consideration for IT shops. With changes to hardware and new technologies like Nested Page Tables, the lower latency and support for virtualizing these applications has made virtualizing SAP a reality. Lauren Horwitz details how one IT shop has embarked on virtualizing SAP in multiple data centers as part of its disaster recovery strategy -- with some caveats. Finally, David Davis discusses the seemingly opposing goals of virtual environments and change management and explains how the dynamic, rapid change of a virtualized data center can still benefit from change management tools like configuration management databases. Access >>>
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Virtualizing SAP becomes a reality
by Chris Wolf
Just two years ago, bringing mission-critical applications like SAP into a production environment seemed like a bit of fiction. But today, new hardware offerings and hardware-assisted memory virtualization have made the prospect a reality.
Managing change in dynamic virtual environments
by David Davis
Virtualization brings flexibility and dexterity, enabling rapid change. But change management processes are at odds with that flexibility. How can you reconcile the two?
- Virtualizing SAP becomes a reality by Chris Wolf
Virtualizing SAP: For many shops, still the next frontier
by Lauren Horwitz
Despite clear benefits and advances in virtualization-related technologies, IT shops remain wary of bringing mission-critical applications into a virtual environment. One global provider of heating and plumbing supplies, however, has embarked on the task of virtualizing SAP
- Virtualizing SAP: For many shops, still the next frontier by Lauren Horwitz
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