SQL Server Virtualization Considerations

As virtualization becomes the standard across IT data centers, CIOs and virtualization administrators are increasingly attempting to virtualize SQL Server deployments in their environments. DBAs have been skeptical about database server virtualization but have been warming up to wide-scale database virtualization in production environments recently. The database server is the last component in the application software stack that is responsible for persisting data to the physical storage, and hence DBAs have rightfully been conservative in adopting database virtualization.

We will discuss the following frequently asked questions regarding SQL Server virtualization:

  • Is SQL Server data integrity maintained ...

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