Introduction to Oracle® Solaris 11.2 Virtualization Environments

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Updated: December 2014
Chapter 1

Introduction to Oracle Solaris 11.2 Virtualization Environments

Server virtualization provides a way to bypass interoperability constraints. Using virtualization enables you to do the following:

  • Improve server utilization by using server resources more efficiently and reduce the power consumption of your data center

  • Consolidate multiple hosts and services on a single machine by sharing hardware, infrastructure, and administration tasks

  • Create agile and flexible environments that require you to maintain the isolation of separate systems