Virtualization technologies allow IT organizations to consolidate workloads running on multiple operating systems and software stacks and allocate platform resources dynamically to meet specific business and application requirements. Leadership virtualization has become the key technology to efficiently deploy servers in enterprise data centers to drive down costs and become the foundation for server pools and cloud computing technology. Therefore, the performance of this foundation technology is critical for the success of server pools and cloud computing.
Virtualization may be employed to:
The latest advances in IBM® PowerVM™ offer broader platform support, greater scalability, higher efficiency in resource utilization, and more flexibility and robust heterogeneous server management than ever before. This paper will discuss the advantages of virtualization, highlight IBM PowerVM, and analyze the performance of virtualization technologies using industry-standard benchmarks.