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50 Partners To Help You Virtualize Business Critical Applications

January 4, 2013 Leave a comment

I just noticed an article on VMware’s Virtualize Business Critical Applications blog listing all the partners globally that have so far been accredited under the VMware Virtualize Business Critical Applications Program (VBCA) – http://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2012/12/50-partners-to-help-you-virtualize-business-critical-applications.html.

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Virtualizing Business Critical Applications on VMware Whitepaper

December 11, 2012 1 comment

I’ve been reading through a great whitepaper published by VMware recently that covers a number of different business critical applications. The Virtualizing Business Critical Applications on VMware whitepaper has plenty of good guidance for Oracle, SAP, Java, Exchange, SQL Server, Sharepoint, Hadoop and also covers support and licensing. The paper also includes all of the leading VMware Partners that are accredited by VMware under their Virtualizing Business Critical Applications Competency to provide services to help you virtualize these business critical applications. (<blatant plug>including IT Solutions 2000, my company</blatant plug>).

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Storage Sizing Considerations when Virtualizing Business Critical Applications

July 12, 2012 8 comments

One of my fellow vExperts, Prasenjit Sarkar, has recently published a blog article titled Virtualizing BCA – What about application IO characteristics. I recommend that you take a look at this as it gives a good overview of a lot of the considerations around storage for Business Critical Applications. There are a few things I feel are also important over and above what is mentioned in the article and these may have a significant impact on your architecture design and application performance. Here I’ll cover some things you must consider to provide a solid storage design to support your most critical systems.

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