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Virtuozzo gets IBM database nod

SWsoft's Virtuozzo software, which splits Windows or Linux into many virtual instances, is certified to run on IBM's DB2 database.

IBM has certified its DB2 database software for use on SWsoft's Virtuozzo virtualization software, SWsoft plans to announce Monday. Virtuozzo has passed IBM's test and validation process, the company said.

Virtuozzo lets a single copy of Linux or Windows be subdivided so it appears to be several independent instances. The approach offers memory and performance advantages compared with virtualization methods employed by VMware, Xen and Microsoft, but it also means multiple applications rely on a single instance of the operating system.