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SAP Applications on IBM PowerVM by Olaf Rutz, Walter Orb, James Nugen, Irene Hopf, Elmar Billen, Christian Bartels

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From a non-virtualized to a virtualized infrastructure
In this chapter, we focus on:
Motivation to move from a non-virtualized to a virtualized infrastructure:
 – Evolution in the SAP landscape
 – Motivation for server virtualization
Examples of virtualization advantages:
 – Landscape consolidation
 – Load shifting
 – Processing chain
 – Concurrent load prioritization
1.1 Motivation
In this section, we focus on the evolutionary trends in the SAP landscape and the motivation for server virtualization.
1.1.1 Evolution trends in the SAP landscape ...

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