Common wisdom is that SOA and Virtualization are interrelated but separate capabilities. Would it surprise you if I said that the technologies powering both are the same or could be the same? This white paper discusses the connection between these two key concepts. Making this connection is also critical for the entire organization to get on the same page. IT Strategists need to connect with IT Architects who, in turn, need to connect with their data center partners. This paper lays out the basics for how these two developments in the industry, and the technologies underlying them, can complement each other, if implemented correctly.