Hypervisors for server virtualization are being acquired today in two distinctly different ways.
Wind River has announced the availability of virtualization for embedded systems. This allows operating systems to be mixed on a multicore chip.
That embedded hypervisors for server virtualization have been slow to take off doesn't necessarily mean that the basic concept is flawed.
The idea of embedded hypervisors excited a lot of people in late 2007. Then they largely dropped from sight.
VMware is kicking the tires on an open-source hypervisor while its attention is mostly consumed with defining the next generation of virtualization.
Especially for midmarket customers focused on the up-front, kick-the-tires figure, FREE is a very attractive number.
The software maker has completed a final version of its Hyper-V technology, which is designed to handle virtualization tasks and competes with VMware.
Hyper-V for server virtualization is available on Wednesday as a "release candidate." Final delivery is set for August.
Virtualization company hopes to bring on its Apple Mac virtualization expertise software from the desktop to the server market. But do we need another hypervisor?