Enterprise Java Virtualization – Understanding the TCO applications

There are a number of possible deployment models for running enterprise Java applications on hypervisor-based virtualization platforms such as VMware’s Virtual Infrastructure. Which one you choose can have a very significant impact on the total cost of ownership (TCO) for those applications. Simply running a “standard” software stack inside a virtual machine will usually not achieve the full potential TCO savings.
A better approach is to take advantage of innovative new technologies that allow enterprise Java applications to run directly inside a virtual machine without a traditional operating system (OS). This can result in dramatic reductions in the costs associated with maintaining the software infrastructure for enterprise applications. An additional benefit is
that, in many cases, it is possible to run additional application server instances on the virtualized hardware, bringing further savings through increased server consolidation and hardware reduction.