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Virtualizing the Clock

Dmitry Safonov wanted to implement a namespace for time information. The twisted and bizarre thing about virtual machines is that they get more virtual all the time. There's always some new element of the host system that can be given its own namespace and enter the realm of the virtual machine....
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Who Is Running My Kubernetes Pod? The Past, Present, and Future of Container Runtimes

In the Linux operating system world, container technology has existed for quite some time, reaching back over a decade to the initial ideas around separate namespaces for file systems and processes. At some point in the more recent past, LXC was born and became the common way for users on Linux to...
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Open Source Communities Unite Around Cloud-Native Network Functions

Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), chiefly responsible for Kubernetes, and the recently established Linux Foundation Networking (LF Networking) group are collaborating on a new class of software tools called Cloud-native Network Functions (CNFs). CNFs are the next generation Virtual Network...
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10 Virtualization Mistakes Everyone Makes

Virtualization can give anyone a headache if it’s not properly set up and thought through. Here are the top 10 mistakes and how to prevent them. Although we often discuss virtualization as a new thing, the need for the technology is almost as old as computing itself, dating back to the 1960s....
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Half Year in Review – Four Leading Virtualization Products

Nowadays, virtualization is becoming the top priority need for many organizations and they take special care of it while designing their IT infrastructures. The trend of using virtualization instead of hardware storage is just not an occasional practice rather it has become important because of the...
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Persistent Volumes for Docker Containers

Docker guarantees the same environment on all target systems: If the Docker container runs for the author, it also runs for the user and can even be preconfigured accordingly. Although Docker containers seem like a better alternative to the package management of current distributions (i.e., RPM and...
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Xen hypervisor
Learn about Xen Project power management: how the requirements change in the embedded space and how this change can unite the hypervisor and power manager functions.

Xen Project Hypervisor: Virtualization and Power Management are Coalescing into an Energy-Aware Hypervisor

Power management in the Xen Project Hypervisor historically targets server applications to improve power consumption and heat management in data centers reducing electricity and cooling costs. In the embedded space, the Xen Project Hypervisor faces very different applications, architectures and...
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AGL
AGL outlines the architecture of a “virtualized software defined vehicle architecture” for UCB codebase in new white paper.

AGL Outlines Virtualization Scheme for the Software Defined Vehicle

Last August when The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project released version 4.0 of its Linux-based Unified Code Base (UCB) reference distribution for automotive in-vehicle infotainment, it also launched a Virtualization Expert Group (EG-VIRT). The workgroup has now released a...
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Docker Enterprise Edition Offers Multicloud App Management

Docker has expanded its commercial container platform software, Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) to manage containerized applications across multiple cloud services. The idea with this release is to better help enterprise customers manage their applications across the entire development and...
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ACRN
ACRN is a flexible, lightweight reference hypervisor, built with real-time and safety in mind.

Crack Open ACRN – A Device Hypervisor Designed for IoT

As the Internet of Things has grown in scale, IoT developers are increasingly expected to support a range of hardware resources, operating systems, and software tools/applications. This is a challenge given many connected devices are size-constrained. Virtualization can help meet these broad needs...
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