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Virtualizing Microsoft® Business Critical Applications on VMware vSphere® by Alex Fontana, Matt Liebowitz

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Chapter 7. Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Today, organizations often rely on their database platforms more than ever. Whether it’s a financial system, a document management system, or an e-commerce system, applications are becoming more complex and require the functionality that a database can provide. Even VMware products like vCenter and Update Manager rely on SQL databases to run, making SQL a critical component in your vSphere environment. When it comes to the Windows platform, Microsoft SQL Server has a dominant place in the data centers of the smallest businesses all the way up to today’s largest and most successful companies. The success of the platform comes despite pressure from competitors like Oracle and IBM, which make database ...

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