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Virtualizing: Microsoft® Tier 1 Applications with VMware vSphere™ 4 by Hemant Gaidhani, Alex Fontana, Charles A. Windom Sr.

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Application Services

Virtualization enables interesting use cases such as VMotion and VMware HA that can used by any application running inside virtual machines. VMware vSphere application services build upon such use cases to deliver enterprise readiness features for applications running inside VMware virtual machines. These services are expected to enhance the service levels for virtualized applications more easily compared to physical deployments.

VMware vSphere provides the following types of application services:

  • Availability
  • Security
  • Scalability

We’ll take a closer look at each type of application service in the next sections.

Availability

Improving availability for applications is probably the most innovative and exciting use of virtualization ...

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