Virtualising SQL server

Our major ERP and CRM solutions all use SQL server as the backend database and over the last couple of year we have been big advocates about virtualising these servers and take advantages of the features this brings. However we often get asked about the performance of running SQL in a virtual environment, does it impact on the system and create bottlenecks in certain circumstances.

Well Microsoft have been doing some research and have published this through one of their blogs, with some good advice and interesting findings.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/andrew/archive/2010/11/23/sql-server-performance-in-a-virtual-world.aspx

Worth a read if your considering virtualising a SQL server.

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