Customer Success Stories
Consolidate large Oracle and SQL databases, Exchange, and McKesson. Reduce TCO, simplify administration, provide greater control over computing resources, and increase availability.
Interior Health Authority
Migrate databases from outdated physical servers to virtual machines, thereby consolidating infrastructure and providing reliable disaster recovery.
Southwestern / Great American
Consolidate SAP ERP and Microsoft SQL infrastructure, and increase business agility with fast provisioning, simple hardware upgrades, and higher availability.
Consolidate Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, and Oracle Databases infrastructure, simplify systems management, and develop a disaster-avoidance plan.
The Cleveland Indians Company
Consolidate Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server infrastructure, implement a streamlined Disaster Recovery plan, and increase application manageability.
Consolidate SAP, SQL, Exchange and other applications, accelerate testing with fast provisioning, right-size the infrastructure, and increase availability with VMware HA.
McHenry Savings Bank
Minimize new hardware purchases for its growing Microsoft SQL environment.
Increase flexibility and system reliability for SQL Server while eliminating approximately two-thirds of their physical servers.
Department of Energy
Virtualize Microsoft SQL 2005 environment along with several other enterprise applications.
- Support and Licensing Guide – SQL Server on vSphere
- SQL Server on vSphere FAQ
- SQL Server on vSphere - Use Cases
Availability and Recovery Options for Microsoft SQL® on vSphere
Describes different alternatives for achieving High Availability for SQL Server on vSphere including VMware HA, Log Shipping, Database Mirroring, and Failover Clustering.
Best Practices Guide for Virtualizing SQL Server
Best practice guidelines for deploying Microsoft SQL Server on vSphere.
Performance and Scalability of Microsoft SQL Server® on VMware vSphere 4
A 2009 paper describing detailed performance analysis of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 on vSphere for an enterprise database workload.
Performance Study: SQL Server Workload Consolidation
A 2008 analysis of the impact of server consolidation on SQL Server performance.
White Paper: SQL Server Performance in VMware Infrastructure
A 2007 performance analysis of SQL Server 2005 on ESX 3.0 by VMware and HP.
White Paper: Benchmarking Microsoft SQL Server Using VMware ESX Server 3.5
A 2008 benchmark of SQL OLTP on ESX 3.5 by Brocade.
Solution Brief: Microsoft SQL Server, VMware Virtual Infrastructure, and EMC Celerra NS Storage Server
A 2008 Implementation guideline to virtualizing SQL Server with EMC Celerra Storage.
Reference Architecture Guide: Microsoft SQL Server, VMware Virtual Infrastructure, and EMC Celerra NS Storage Server
A 2008 architectural overview for virtualizing SQL Server with EMC Celerra Storage.