Database virtualization - Yet again, why not? [closed]

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http://serverfault.com – I'm currently leading a datacenter virtualization effort in order to improve our uptime and recovery times, given the current baremetal server topology that we have. Talking to some of the vendors, in order to evaluate whether their solutions support virtualization, it came out that, most of them, don't encourage or even support database virtualization, because of the I/O performance issues it might have. More specifically I'm talking about a 80 Gb MSSQL database, which holds transaction tickets from the last 6 weeks and historic values of the last 2 years. The level of transactions per minu (HowTos)