February 8, 2006

Which is Better: A Partitioned OS or a Partitioned Machine?

It has been reported that SWsoft is seeking to have OpenVZ, a virtualization technology, integrated into the Linux kernel. In addition, Red Hat has indicated that it would include the virtualization technology into its free Linux distribution known as Fedora. OpenVZ is an open-source underpinning to Virtuozzo, which is sold by SWsoft. OpenVZ divides a single instance of Linux into multiple virtual servers, conceptually similar to that of Solaris 10 containers, but with each operating as if it were a unique server. This approach to virtualization differs from that of VMware or other Hypervision-based approaches that create a virtual instance of a server upon which multiple operating systems may reside.

Link: IT Director

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