Guest Blog: SQL Server Consolidation with Microsoft Virtualization

Hello, my name is Vipul Shah and I’m a Senior Product Manager with the Virtualization Team. Due to its ability to drive down costs and drive up resource usage, Microsoft SQL Server consolidation is top of mind for our customers these days. Microsoft virtualization, which includes Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and System Center, is…

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Webcasts on Virtualizing SQL and other MS Applications

Just a quick post today (there are more coming I assure you!).  We have a series of webcasts coming up on best practices on virtualizing Microsoft applications.  Check out this blog entry on the list of webcasts http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenter/archive/2009/10/22/upcoming-webcasts-on-virtualization-best-practices.aspx On Thursday, the first webcast is on virtualizing SQL Server.  If you want to virtualize SQL Server,…

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More on Nissan and Hyper-V

DailyTech has a great article, an interview with Nissan on how they are using Virtualization and why they picked Hyper-V over VMware.  There are some great details on their implementation and I think the final quote sums up what we keep saying  “For other companies considering virtualization, but unsure of the costs and benefits, Matt…

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Guest Clustering with SQL Server supported

In my job, I spend a lot of time meeting with customers and users, talking about Microsoft Virtualization and their virtualization needs.  One of the items that customers raise with me is whether having high availability (HA) VMs means that they don’t have to cluster their applications anymore, with SQL being a good example.  In…

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