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- VMworld news recap: Hybrid cloud, 100% virtualization still a ways off
- Exploring virtualization, cloud computing and big data infrastructure
- In software-defined data centers, silos will create 'real problems'
- How will the VMworld news about SDN, storage affect VMware partners?
- VMware User Group president shares members' cloud challenges
- VMware vSAN and the scalable virtual desktop infrastructure
- Breaking down barriers to virtualizing mission-critical applications
- New security concerns raised by the software-defined trend
- How IT shops can make the software-defined infrastructure a reality
- Will VMware shops push toward automation and Desktop as a Service?
- Flash, spinning disk, caching? VDI storage should be context-aware
- How will VMware NSX change network virtualization practices?
- VMware falls short explaining the software-defined future
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Breaking down barriers to virtualizing mission-critical applicationsDate: Aug 27, 2013
Authors Matt Liebowitz and Alex Fontana discuss recent advancements in technologies that allow IT administrators to virtualize mission-critical applications such as Microsoft SQL Server.
Once thought of as a risky endeavor, virtualizing Exchange Server, SQL Server, Oracle and other business-critical applications is becoming more common place in today's data centers. In many cases, virtualizing these applications is the final step IT shops need to take before they become 100% software-defined. VMware Inc. has reportedly outfitted vSphere 5.5 with features that will help virtualize these low-latency, high-I/O demand applications.
Watch this video to hear Liebowitz and Fontana discuss the changing attitude around virtualizing mission-critical applications, and how this fits into the software-defined data center future.