The Java Virtual Appliance – No OS Required

With corporate data centers at or near their physical limit, virtualization is fast emerging as the best way to
meet the growing demand for computing capacity. Adding physical capacity isn’t a fast, easy, or readily scalable option. Sometimes it’s hardly an option at all: building new data centers takes too long and costs too
much, and new hardware technologies are outstripping the power and cooling capabilities of existing data centers.
But most servers typically run at less than 10 percent of capacity-which means that currently, there’s $140
billion in excess server capacity installed worldwide. For many companies, the fastest and most cost-effective way to expand computing capacity is simply to make use of their idle processing capability. This realization is driving a huge increase in the number of companies turning to virtualization1.