NuVasive Virtualizes Email With VMware

Medical device firm turned to VMware to virtualize one of its most important applications: Microsoft Exchange Server

March 11, 2009

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In its fourth year as a public company, NuVasive, a supplier of devices for minimal-invasion spinal surgery, pulled in revenue of $250 million last year, up 62% from the year before.

In order to sustain this rapid growth while keeping expenses in hand, it turned to VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) to virtualize one of its most important applications, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) Exchange Server. Bill Moore, IT infrastructure manager, opted to put his Microsoft Exchange Servers into four VMs after running it in the startup years on a single physical server.

In order to achieve built in failover and recovery, he split the four VMs across two dedicated Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) blade servers in his San Diego data center, each with four CPUs and 32 GB of memory. They're governed by VMware's High Availability product to manage failovers.

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