Xen, Citrix's popular open-source hypervisor, is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project with the backing of such major technology powers such as Amazon Web Services, Google, and Intel.
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MokaFive, one of the companies Intel mentioned in its "Intelligent Desktop Virtualization" presentation (see Intel's concept for intelligent desktop virtualization for more information), recently launched yet another way for organizations to deploy layered LivePC images. MokaFive has added its own type 1 hypervisor to the list of supported platforms.
Intel, HP and other leading technology companies have teamed up with the intention of stopping VMware's hypervisor from ruling the cloud.The Open Virtualisation Alliance, announced on Tuesday, hopes to make the open-source Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor the fundamental layer on which the cloud is virtualised.
Citrix's promised Xen-based desktop virtualization solution will be delivered in the second half of 2009.Earlier this week, the Ft Lauderdale virtualization company announced that it is co-developing the solution, known as "Project Independence," in collaboration with Intel, one of the original investors in the Xen open source project.
Following the disclosure of a high-privilege rootkit for the Xen hypervisor, Intel has patched the Bios for affected desktop and mobile motherboards
John Fowler (Executive VP Sun Microsystems) announced a pair of new Servers yesterday at Sun's head quarters in Menlo Park California. Fowler showed off one of the servers last week at Intel IDF in San Francisco an posed with Pat Gelsinger (standing on the left in picture to the left) where he announced products based on Intel processors running Microsoft Windows on top of a Solaris Hypervisor platform.
If these requirements are ever met, you'll be able to run a thin layer of software called a Hypervisor from companies like XEN and be able to install multiple operating systems such as Mac OS X for Intel, Windows, Linux, or BSD directly on to the raw hardware.
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