Microsoft Exchange 2007 on VMware Infrastructure 3 and NetApp iSCSI Storage: Solution Overview and Workload Characterization
VMware and NetApp have worked together to design a complete solution for organizations that are looking to deploy Exchange 2007. Extensive performance testing was done on this solution to check that performance of the virtualized Exchange configuration is acceptable for production environments and is well within Microsoft recommendations. It has also been designed and tested with functionality for rapid backup and recovery and disaster recovery. The solution combines VMware Infrastructure 3 with NetApp iSCSI storage and blade server architecture to provide an end-to-end solution for Exchange with increased flexibility and lower costs compared to similar solutions without virtualization.