This paper is to explain the usage and benefits of virtualization technologies on an Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) deployment. This paper is not intended to be a source of best practices nor a recommendation for application deployment. It is intended to provide a solid foundation of technical information regarding virtualization deployment solutions. Virtualization has become a key technology, enabling organizations to deploy their enterprise application more quickly and manage it more efficiently. With multiple virtual machines running on a single set of hardware, it supports scalable, highly efficient and lower-cost deployments.