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Virtualization is today's "green" knight in shining armor, drastically slashing power, hardware and real estate costs. However, with all this efficiency comes a vast increase in complexity that threatens mission-critical business processing. Is there a way to slay that dragon as well? Enterprise schedulers provide automation capabilities that provide a solution. Service-oriented architectures (SOA) now encompass more than just composite applications comprised of loosely coupled business functions. Whereas "software as a service" receives a lot of attention, virtualization has necessitated looking at "hardware as a service" as well. SOA now includes the computing resources as service components. This has added management challenges similar to managing software services, but together has generated exponentially greater complexity. By definition, SOA-based deployment... (more)