Enterprise Linux Today: IBM and VMware Consolidate Multiple “Virtual Servers” on Single Server

IBM and VMware today announced they are delivering
tools designed to run more than 20 “virtual servers” on a single
IBM eServer, helping dramatically lower costs and consolidate
workloads. In addition, IBM will work with VMware to exploit IBM
eServer technology on its next generation of Intel-based servers.

Under the joint development agreement, products developed by IBM
and VMware will provide IBM eServer xSeries systems with dynamic
logical partitioning capability — a virtual machine technology
first introduced on IBM mainframes in the 1970’s. IBM will offer
virtualization capabilities on IBM eServer xSeries 360, its first
Intel?-based servers featuring the IA-32 Intel Xeon Processor MP
and incorporating IBM’s Enterprise X-Architecture

“Helping customers reduce their total IT costs with new
technology is a top priority,” said Susan Whitney, General Manager,
IBM eServer xSeries. “As Intel-based servers continue to take on
more demanding business critical workloads, IBM along with VMware
can offer customers partitioning capabilities that can boost
capacity, consolidate servers and help decrease hardware
acquisition costs.”


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