internetnews.com: AMD Contributes to Virtualization Craze
Aug 06, 2004, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Singer)
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"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... "