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Intel, VMware Partner In Virtual Machine Migration

Intel announced that it was working with VMware on technology that would make it possible to move software-running virtual machines from servers running older Intel Processors to the chipmaker's next-generation Xeon designs.

VMware is building support for Intel's FlexMigration assist for virtualized environments in VMware's Vmotion technology, which is used to move running virtual machines from one physical server to another. The collaboration is expected to help VMware customers move virtual machines to Intel's upcoming processors based on its 45nm scale process technology, Jake Smith of Intel's Advance Server Technology Group told InformationWeek.

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The collaboration between the two companies, including part of their ongoing engineering partnership, is expected to ease software migration to new servers capable of running more business applications than older machines. Such changes can reduce the number of servers in a data center, and can cut energy costs.

Read the entire article from InformationWeek, here.

Published Saturday, October 06, 2007 7:05 PM by David Marshall
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