Virtualization and SOA: Part 2 – Hardware Virtualization
I mentioned in a previous article that there were three kinds of virtualization that a SOA practitioner would want to take a look at.
The first of these is Hardware Virtualization. We certainly like this technology, especially in a SOA, as this can help us with deployment efficiencies and versioning of services. The more that we can isolate the configurations for all the individual services running, the better.
It would be ideal if I could share one server-class machine among let’s say 10 different services. But if I tried to put them all on one operating system, I inherently have configuration challenges due to the co-location of the services on one box. This creates challenges when different teams want the optimal environment for their service implementations. In fact there are some times when they are just downright mutually exclusive.
To learn more please read the entire article at its source: The iTKO SOA Testing & Quality Soapbox: Virtualization and SOA: Part 2 – Hardware Virtualization