Top 10 Myths About Virtualizing Business-Critical Applications

Neal Mueller, Senior Product Manager, VMware
Although the benefits of virtualization are well established, some companies have stopped short of virtualizing their business-critical applications. Uncover the truth about how you can virtualize business-critical applications and achieve benefits such as faster migration to new hardware and faster application upgrades.

Attend this webcast to learn about:
•New capabilities in VMware vSphere® 5 to virtualize business-critical applications
•Customer case studies of companies that have virtualized Oracle and SQL
•New capabilities providing simplified disaster recovery, efficient automated operations and app security
Apr 26 2012
22 mins
Top 10 Myths About Virtualizing Business-Critical Applications
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