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Oracle® Solaris 11 System Virtualization Essentials, Second Edition by Bob Netherton, Gary Combs, Jeff Savit, Jeff Victor

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2. Use Cases and Requirements

Consolidation via virtualization delivers more productivity than is possible with a smaller environment. This chapter explores the uses of virtualization and the requirements that must be fulfilled to achieve its goals.

2.1 Introduction

In this chapter, we visit the following cases, discussing the value and notable requirements of each:

Image General workload consolidation: resource management and availability

Image Asynchronous workloads: balancing resource utilization throughout the day

Software development: consolidation ...

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