OpenVZ Virtualization Powers Up Power ProcessorsBy Steven Vaughan-Nichols | Print
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OpenVZ is pushing hard to win mind share from Xen and VMware in the Linux virtualization space with its new Power processor release. (Linux-Watch)The OpenVZ project announced today that its OS-level server virtualization software technology has been ported toand is now available forsystems based on 64-bit Power processors.
When you think virtualization and Linux, chances are the first program that comes to mind is Xen, followed quickly by VMware.
OpenVZ, however, is pushing hard to win your mind with this new Power processor release.
OpenVZ, itself, is built on top of Linux. Unlike Xen's paravirtualization technique, with container (or virtual server) virtualization, the operating environmentrather than the hardwareis virtualized.
Thus, while there is only one operating system kernel, multiple programs run in isolation from each other within the single OS instance.
"This turned out to be a simple procedure to port our code to the Power 64 processor, which demonstrates the portability of OpenVZ software," OpenVZ project manager Kir Kolyshkin said in a statement.
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