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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.
First beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 replaces the Xen hypervisor with the Kernel-based Virtual Machine from Qumranet, which Red Hat bought in '08.
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.
Linux company says the product, now in beta, will complement--not compete with--its existing virtualization strategy based on Xen. (By Andrew Donoghue of ZDNet UK)