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Parallels, one of many peddlers of desktop and server virtualization products, says that it is still hard at work on a bare-metal hypervisor for the carving up of servers. While host-based desktop and server virtualization is acceptable for many workloads, in some cases - particularly mission-critical applications where …


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  1. TeeCee Gold badge

    I see a problem.

    Danger, Will Robinson^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^HSteve Jobs.

    "........and on Apple iron run Mac OS X as well."

    With the virtualisation capable of presenting an acceptable environment for MacOS to do its stuff in, it can't be long* before some heroic hacker "tweaks" it to provide this functionality on any PC compatible. That'll go down like a cup of warm sick at the Cupertino fruit farm.

    *My money's on within a week of the first beta shipping.

  2. Jeremy Lloyd
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    We're an SMB software company and use Virtuozzo Containers, and we think it's the d.b.'s!!!

  3. Brian S Paskin

    For the home user?

    All these companies are missing out on one set of users, the home users. A quad core chip can be easily divided into at least 2 VMs. While there are a bunch of free Type 2 hypervisors, the bare metal hypervisors costs a huge amount of money or support only very high end hardware.

  4. Anonymous Coward

    @ For the home user

    I seem to recall VMware has one in the works, but I could be wrong. My wife says so......often......

  5. Anonymous Coward
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    @ Brian S Paskin

    Sun xVM Server will be exactly what you are after - once they reach a binary release point.

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