There appears be a number of popular misconceptions around the feasibility of virtualizing Oracle. I’ve spent the past week at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 and from talking with attendees there seems to be a resistance by some in running Oracle virtualized due to perceived performance, increased cost and support implications. As many of you know there are many benefits, such as financial savings, performance and management to using virtualization products such as VMware’s vSphere. The good news is that many of these benefits can actually be applied to Oracle platforms with many of the afore mentioned misconceptions (ie: performance, increased cost and support) being incorrect.
I took the opportunity whilst at Oracle OpenWorld the speak with Chad Sakac (VP, VMware Technology Alliance and Director of Database and Messaging Solutions at EMC) about these common misconceptions in the industry around virtualizing Oracle. In the video below Chad runs through some of the more popular perceived issues in virtualizing Oracle and discusses how, and why, they are incorrect.
I hope you found this video of use and thanks to Chad for his time. Definitely head on over to his blog here, it makes for a good read for anything VMware and EMC.