Saturday, May 30, 2009

Intel® Virtualization Technology

Intel® Virtualization TechnologyΔ delivers improved computing benefits for home users, business users, and IT managers alike. This paper describes the unique requirements that embedded systems and communications infrastructure equipment place on virtualized environments and shows how Intel is working with a number of third parties to extend the benefits of Intel Virtualization Technology to these market segments. Bounded real-time performance can be maintained while using virtualization to consolidate systems; system uptime can be increased by enabling software failover without redundant hardware; and software migration can be performed without bringing down the application. Virtualization also allows legacy applications to co-exist with new applications by executing both software environments in parallel, and it provides the means for applications to take advantage of multi-core processors without re-architecting for multi-threaded execution.

Δ Intel® Virtualization Technology requires a computer system with an enabled Intel® processor, BIOS, virtual machine monitor (VMM) and, for some uses, certain platform software enabled for it. Functionality, performance or other benefits will vary depending on hardware and software configurations and may require a BIOS update. Software applications may not be compatible with all operating systems. Please check with your application vendo

1 comment: