Wonderware System Platform 2012 Superior Agility with VMware vSphere 5
This document will be of interest to those who are considering virtualizing their System Platform 2012 servers on VMware vSphere platform. The paper introduces core virtualization concepts, and reviews a typical medium-sized deployment of System Platform 2012 on physical. The paper contains an in-depth review of the value of utilizing the VMware platform by directly comparing the physical System Platform 2012 deployment against a virtual one, replete with server requirements, vSphere features and licensing requirements. Finally, using the fictitious Acme Corp., the paper walks the reader through numerous use cases for virtualization, and discusses the immediate and long term advantages achieved by virtualizing System Platform 2012 on vSphere.