Half of VMware’s customer base is virtualizing Microsoft Exchange and 65% virtualize SQL Server, but the majority of VMware customers aren’t virtualizing SAP and Oracle apps, according VMware survey. “While 65% VMware customers who use SQL Server have virtualized at least one instance of the software, only 43% of total SQL workloads are inside VMs. A similar trend occurs with Exchange: 50% of customers virtualize at least one instance of Exchange, but only 38% of total instances are virtualized. The opposite is true with SharePoint. While only 41% of customers have virtualized SharePoint, a total of 53% of SharePoint instances are in VMs.”
Beyond Microsoft app, the survey also shows adoption of virtualization is significantly smaller when it comes to SAP and Oracle. 34% of VMware customers virtualize Oracle database, 20% virtualize Oracle Middleware, and 12% virtualize SAP apps. The total number of instances running inside VMs is 25% for both Oracle database and middleware, and 18% for SAP apps.