Virtualize Microsoft SQL on VMware vSphere®, to improve quality of service,
increase agility and reduce your hardware and software costs by more than 50%
VMware delivers an industry-leading intelligent virtual infrastructure that maximizes
performance and scalability while enabling fully automated disaster recovery, better-than-physical
security and proactive management of performance, capacity and compliance.
Increase database availability and scale dynamically
VMware delivers built-in high-availability to improve service levels and eliminates
planned downtime with VMware vMotion™. You can support increasing loads and
reduce over-provisioning with the ability to hot-add capacity or migrate workloads
to larger hosts.
Accelerate delivery of new databases
Provision new SQL instances or additional services from pre-configured vApps in
just minutes. Use VMware snapshots and clones to reproduce your SQL environment
for testing and troubleshooting.
Better approach to database consolidation
Achieve up to 20x consolidation while avoiding the painful compromises associated
with traditional database consolidation. Eliminate the need for dedicated test,
training and productions environments and leverage policy-based automation for significant
reductions in capital and operating expenses.
Virtualizing SQL Server Kit
vSphere White Paper
Performance and Scalability of Microsoft SQL Server on VMware
SQL Server on VMware
Availability and Recovery Options
"We have close to 60 Microsoft SQL Servers virtualized. These are SQL Servers
that touch the patient and have a lot of traffic – if they're down, it's a major
issue. Having them virtualized on VMware gives us greater reliability and more uptime."