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|Introduction to Oracle Solaris 11.1 Virtualization Environments Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library|
Server virtualization provides a way to bypass interoperability constraints. Using virtualization enables you to improve server utilization by using server resources more efficiently and reduce the power consumption of your data center. Virtualization is driven by the need to consolidate multiple hosts and services on a single machine by sharing hardware, infrastructure, and administration tasks.
Virtualization technologies are implemented through hardware, software, and firmware. This document covers the following topics: