Hypervisor 101: Understanding the Virtualization Market

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Hypervisor 101: Understanding the Virtualization Market

Let’s take a second here and jump back into the basic around virtualization — The Hypervisor.

Over the past decade, virtualization technologies have gone from small shop and educational tools to full blown IT solutions. In the past, many major software vendors would explicitly say that their software will not work in a virtual state and will not be supported if the end-user decided to virtualize. Now, the technology has changed and evolved. Matching the needs of the industry to create a more efficient infrastructure – virtualization was re-born as a powerful platform.

The evolution of virtualization greatly revolves around one piece of very important software. This is the hypervisor. As an integral component, this software piece allows for physical devices to share their resources amongst virtual machines running as guests on to top of that physical hardware. In this article from Data Center Knowledge – we examine the core aspects of what makes up a modern hypervisor and the various components within the architecture. This includes:

  • Type I Hypervisor.
  • Type II Hypervisor.
  • Guest Machine.
  • Host Machine. 
  • Paravirtualization Tools.
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Source: DataCenterKnowledge.com; Created by: Bill Kleyman

Check out the full article here as it also examines some of the biggest players in the hypervisor and virtualization space. Remember, the hypervisor has become the virtual gateway to the modern cloud. VM count is increasing as more virtual services are being delivered into the data center. It’s time you understood the importance of virtualization and the cloud.

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