Most organisations run a large percentage of their workloads on
VMware’s hypervisor, yet they are reluctant to virtualise their
production Oracle Databases. The three common reasons given are: lack
of support, poor performance and increased licence costs. The first
is Oracle FUD, the second is a lack of understanding and testing, and
the third needs to be examined on a case-by-case basis, but can
result in a reduction in cost.
many organisations moving some, or all, of production Oracle
databases to an existing Intel/VMware platform is a low risk, high
value strategy that should be examined.