"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
"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
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