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Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware®: Doing IT Right by Michael Webster, Jeff Szastak, Michael Corey

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Chapter 2. The Business Case for Virtualizing a Database

In this chapter we will review the business case for why you should virtualize your business with specifics around the benefits of virtualizing a business critical application like a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database. Topics covered will include:

• Server/Database Consolidation

• Database As A Service (DAAS)

• IT Efficiency (The Golden Template)

• Service Level Agreements (SLA’s on Steroids)

• Is your database to big to virtualize

These topics will be discussed in context of virtualizing a business critical application, which is different than a non-business critical application Specifically what are common drivers for virtualizing a database and which are not common drivers for virtualizing ...

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