Virtualizing the Hard Stuff

Databases and Mission Critical Workloads

While virtualization has become widespread in data centers both large and small, there are some workloads that customers tend to shy away from virtualizing – namely large databases and other important workloads.

There are good technical reasons behind this, primarily based on the fact that these apps can be very resource intensive, particularly in the area of memory and I/O. These workloads are often key to the organization and need to show predictable performance even under extreme usage conditions. Combining these workloads on virtualized systems in the past was scary to many system managers – they weren’t sure that the virtualization mechanism and underlying system had enough sophistication and brute force to handle these demanding workloads.

In this webcast, we discuss these issues and take a look at some new technology that will allow users to virtualize these applications with confidence.

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