Wednesday, December 10, 2008

OS virtualization: Virtuozzo vs. the competition

December 10, 2008 Published by

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OS virtualization: Parallels' Virtuozzo vs. the competition
Dan Olds, Contributor

With virtualization of x86-based systems already in the mainstream implementation phase, value-added resellers (VARs) are increasingly being called on to help their customers virtualize their IT infrastructures to reduce costs and increase data center responsiveness and flexibility. And while most solution providers are up to speed on the most common hypervisor-based virtualization products (VMware, Xen and, increasingly, Microsoft's Hyper-V), many are missing the boat on an entirely different method of virtualization: OS virtualization. If you're interested in OS virtualization, a good place to start is by examining the major vendors and products: Parallels and its Virtuozzo software, Sun with Solaris Containers (embedded as a feature in Solaris64) and Librato with Librato Load Manager.

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