Date Added: Jun 2010
One of the key benefits of virtualization is the ability to consolidate multiple applications onto a single physical server. The importance of this can be seen clearly with multi-tier applications, where the load placed on the servers by the individual tiers often varies widely, leaving many servers under-utilized. Virtualization allows multiple tiers to be consolidated on a single server, thus lowering the cost of deployment. VMware vSphere 4.1 supports this consolidation with high performance and advanced features that can actually improve the overall user experience. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is a prime example of a multi-tier application that will benefit from virtualization on VMware vSphere 4.1.