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Can New Server Hardware Make Virtualization Software Obsolete?

Oct 03, 2007, 22:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Gould)

[ Thanks to AlexGr for this link. ]

"There was some excitement earlier this month at the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco over server vendor Hitachi's claim to have made third party virtualization software unnecessary. That would be virtualization as in VMware ESX or open source Xen.

"Exciting claims like this are of course what makes the IT world such an interesting place. Think of it: a piece of server hardware that carries its own hypervisor embedded directly in the machine's firmware, obviating the need to buy costly ESX or fool around with not-quite-fully-mature Xen..."

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