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Which databases underpin the applications to be virtualized?

Learn why knowing the databases underlying the applications to be virtualized is an important factor for the service provider to know so that they can approach the project correctly and make the right recommendations for the project.

Q: What databases underpin these applications -- Oracle, Sybase, SQL?

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The different databases mean that your applications to be virtualized might need specific requirements within the virtualization structure, so you might have feeds coming in from different applications. You might see that it's better to virtualize some of the standalone databases instead of virtualizing them and consolidating them all onto one box, from an operational and administrative standpoint.

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