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Virtualization platforms like VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V provide performance flexibility and availability that physical environments just can’t match. However, for most organizations, Tier-1 applications are the last to be virtualized.

Instead, they start with their less critical Tier-2 applications (e.g., file and print serving applications) and slowly work up from there. Some businesses are also hesitant to virtualize their business-critical applications altogether due to some misconceptions regarding virtualization, such as:

  • It can’t deliver the performance
  • It’s too complex, difficult to manage and expensive
  • It introduces a single point of failure

In this webinar, Chris Henley and Michael Otey will put to rest some of the most common arguments for not virtualizing your Tier-1 applications.

Chris and Michael will dive in and show how virtualization can address these common concerns and provide some best practices for virtualizing your business-critical applications.

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Michael Otey, senior technical director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro, is president of TECA, a software-development and consulting company in Portland, Oregon. Michael has covered the topic of virtualization extensively for Windows IT Pro, having written several features articles showing how to take advantage of virtualization in the enterprise as well as reviewing all of the major virtualization products.

Chris Henley is Product Strategy Specialist at Veeam focused on Microsoft Hyper-V technologies. Chris is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) and co-author of books and a regular speaker and presenter at user groups and major technology conferences around the world. Follow Chris on Twitter at @NerdlyLikeThat, @HyperVBear or @Veeam