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May 05, 2010, 04:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp)

"A hypervisor is a software technology used in virtualization, which allows several operating systems to run side-by-side on a given piece of hardware.

"Unlike conventional virtual-computing programs, a hypervisor runs directly on the target hardware's "bare metal," instead of as a program in another operating system. This allows both the guest OSes and the hypervisor to perform that much more efficiently.

"Hypervisor Methodology

"Hypervisor History

"Major Hypervisors
• Xen
• VMware ESX / vmkernel
• Microsoft Hyper-V
• PowerVM
• Logical Domains / Oracle VM
• Wind River Hypervisor

"Hypervisor Variant: Container-based virtualization"

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