Oracle Virtualization: Benefits and Perceived Barriers
Marcus Collins, Research Director at Gartner, discusses the advantages and perceived barriers for virtualizing databases. Tangible benefits include cost reduction, hardware costs, operating system license cost, database license cost, and associated manpower costs. Intangible benefits include uniform database image, increased reliability, flexibility and availability. He addresses the perceived barriers of support and licensing and methods available to overcome them.
Virtualize Microsoft SQL on VMware: http://vmware.com/files/pdf/solutions/VMware-Virtualizing-Business-Critical-Apps-on-VMware_en-wp.pdf
Virtualize Oracle Databases on VMware: http://vmware.com/solutions/business-critical-apps/oracle-virtualization
Source: Oracle Virtualization: Benefits and Perceived Barriers (Youtube).