Date Added: Mar 2010
Virtualization is becoming more and more powerful and is reaching out to all server platforms. While most IT departments use virtualization technology for the purpose of flexibility, workload consolidation, and improvement of server efficiency, the potentialities have not been exhausted. When management of complex business applications like SAP is concerned, the application management components must be aware of underlying virtualization capabilities in order to highly exploit them and avoid issues resulting from the specific combinations of both layers. For example, in many cases, capacity or performance management tasks can easily be performed when operating a well integrated virtualization and application stack.