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Techworld: Forget the OS, It's x86 That's Important

Nov 23, 2005, 04:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Manek Dubash)

"Virtualisation technology is about to take one more step forward, if Sun's announcement that it plans to integrate Solaris containers for Linux applications bears fruit. The feature is, said Sun, designed to allow organisations to run Red Hat binaries unmodified in containers on the Sun OS by year end. Additionally, Sun has demonstrated virtual Solaris in a Xen wrapper.

"So far, the most advanced type of virtualisation -- in terms of offering the best performance -- has been provided by products such as VMware ESX Server, whose hypervisor technology does away with the need for an underlying or host OS..."

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