Virtualizing Enterprise Java Applications
Elevate the Quality of Your Java Deployments
Moving your Enterprise Java applications to virtualized x86 platforms gives you better utilization of resources with easier lifecycle and scalability management. Adding new instances of application servers or updating to a newer version of an application is simply faster when the Java process is in a virtual rather than a physical machine. Moving to a VMware virtualized platform provides immediate benefits:
- Better availability and dynamic scalability
- Simpler application lifecycle management
- Greater efficiency and flexibility without switching application servers
Enterprise Java applications are often deployed on many physical systems in the traditional data center. In production environments, there is very rarely one “central instance” of an application, but rather a cluster of servers supporting that application. Managing these dispersed physical application replicas can be time consuming and challenging. Virtualizing these applications means managing fewer physical systems while maintaining the performance and increasing the reliability of the applications.
Virtualize Java Applications Without Sacrificing Performance
VMware provides maximum scalability and performance for Enterprise Java applications. Advances in software and hardware virtualization techniques (such as hardware assist for memory management in the newer processors) have practically eliminated earlier performance concerns
Improve Application Lifecycle Management
Maintaining dozens or hundreds of instances of applications and infrastructure components at the right versions and patch levels is a major task. Virtualization allows you to patch and provision applications in minutes and eliminate the delays you incurred with using dedicated hardware.
Virtualize Your Java Application on Your Current Application Server
With vSphere, you don't have to switch application servers to virtualize your enterprise Java applications. Customers are successfully using vSphere today to host virtual machines containing IBM WebSphere, Oracle WebLogic and RedHat JBoss, as well as the lighter-weight infrastructure of the vFabric tcServer.