- It balances client processing requests, allowing incoming work requests to be distributed according to a configured Workload Management selection policy.
- It provides fail over capability by redirecting client requests to a running server when one or more servers are unavailable. This improves the availability of applications and administrative services.
- It enables systems to be scaled up to serve a higher client load than provided by the basic configuration. With server groups and clones additional instances of servers can easily be added to the configuration.
- It enables servers to be transparently maintained and upgraded while applications remain available for users.
- It centralizes administration of application servers and other objects.