Huge Brands Are Virtualizing Business Critical Applications on vSphere

Thousands of VMware customers have virtualized their Exchange, Oracle Databases, Oracle eBusiness Suite, SQL, SAP, and Java applications. These applications are often considered the six business-critical applications (BCAs). There are also business-critical apps that are industry specific (such as for retail, telecom, and healthcare industries) as well as newly emerging business-critical apps (such as Hadoop). According to a recent VMware survey (Source: VMware customer survey, June 2011), 75 percent of VMware customers report they virtualize at least one business-critical application in their production environment.

The figure below identifies many large companies that are currently virtualizing their business-critical applications with VMware. You will find additional virtualization success stories at

Learn more: Virtualizing Business Critical Applications Whitepaper [39-page PDF]