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internetnews.com: AMD Contributes to Virtualization Craze

Aug 06, 2004, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Singer)

"AMD is approaching its software vendors in earnest hoping to cash in on a little virtualization and consolidation.

"The semiconductor maker used the backdrop of the LinuxWorld conference here to talk up server virtualization and how its Opteron processors can help. The ability to run different operating systems and applications on the same physical server allows businesses to consolidate server workloads--something companies turning to Linux are interested in. Should one virtual machine go down, another would step up to perform its tasks.

"Helping its cause, AMD announced this week that it has optimized VMware's ESX Server software for IBM's e325 server and HP's four-way ProLiant DL585. Both IBM and HP have long used VMware technology for their products and remain key partners with the separate subsidiary of storage software vendor EMC... "

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