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Xen beats VMware to native 64-bit punch

May 22, 2007, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Version 3.1 of the open-source Xen hypervisor, official word of which is imminently expected, now runs natively in 64-bit, making it possible to run any supported operating system in 64-bit or 32-bit mode, including key 64-bit applications like Oracle, SAP, Microsoft Exchange 2007 and Microsoft SQL Server 2007.

"That's somewhat of a coup for open source Xen virtualization, which in other respects has lagged behind VMware's ESX hypervisor. VMware officially added 64-bit guest support to ESX this fall with the launch of version 3.0.1, even though the hypervisor itself runs as a 32-bit application."

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