Get More from your Software-Defined Data Center with Business Critical Application Virtualization

Virtualizing critical applications on vSphere improves their health and administration.

  • Get maximum use of hardware resources without compromising application performance.
  • Make your applications more mobile and easily migrated to any server in the environment, without downtime in many cases, by decoupling the application and operating system from the server hardware.
  • Add an additional layer of baseline availability that compliments most internal application or operating system availability functions.

Chris Wolf, Research VP at Gartner

Chris Wolf, Research VP at Gartner

Why virtualize your applications (4:02 min)



All applications and the servers that they run on can be considered candidates for provisioning through a self-service model.

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Oracle Databases and Applications

Virtualize Oracle databases and scale dynamically to ensure service levels.

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Increase the availability of SAP applications, speed up provisioning using virtual machine clones and dynamically rebalance applications.

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Microsoft Exchange and Sharepoint

Deliver on-demand, self-serve capacity and resources while retaining security and improving data center robustness.
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Microsoft SQL Server

Consolidate SQL Server databases and cut hardware and software costs by more than 50 percent.

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Java Applications

Move your Enterprise Java applications to virtualized x86 platforms to better utilize resources with easier lifecycle and scalability management.

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Add the vCloud Suite to Monitor, Automate, and Protect Your Business Critical Applications

In addition to the benefits provided by the standard functions within vSphere, VMware management products can add significant value and help you achieve more benefits of the software-defined data center.

  • VMware vRealize Operations Manager monitors the health and performance of your business critical applications running on vSphere, using self-learning Performance Analytics. Dashboards can be customized to provide information about application health and efficiency. Pro-active smart alerts related to the health of your environment allow you to quickly identify and remediate potential issues, before they impact your applications.
  • VMware vRealize Automation along with vRealize Orchestrator can automate your private and hybrid cloud solutions, allowing for provisioning, migration, configuration and orchestration of your business critical application deployments. These automated solutions can be executed at the touch of a button or incorporated into a larger organizational workflow.
  • VMware Site Recovery Manager simplifies, automates, and self-documents the complex disaster recovery processes needed to recover business critical applications. Site Recovery Manager can complement existing application-specific HA and DR solutions giving you holistic control of all recovery processes from a single tool.

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