BEA Weblogic Operation Control : Application Virtualization for Enterprise Java

Many organizations are adopting virtualization technologies as part of their drive to increase utilization and reduce infrastructure costs, and at the same time improve their ability to respond rapidly to new line-of-business initiatives. Hypervisor-based virtualization platforms, such as VMware’s Virtual Infrastructure, have allowed them to consolidate their IT deployments onto a much-reduced number of servers running powerful multicore processors (for example, the Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® 7300 series) that now host multiple virtual machines running
applications in their own protected, virtualized environments. As a result, they have been able to optimize their physical infrastructure by pooling hardware and storage resources, reducing physical space, easing power and cooling costs, and improving application availability.