VMware Revs Virtualization
VMware Inc. this week is rolling out an enhanced version of its server virtualization technology.VMware Inc. this week is rolling out an enhanced version of its server virtualization technology that enables two processors to run on a single virtual system and includes support for blade servers. The Palo Alto, Calif., company is also unveiling a tool that will let enterprises copy the software image of physical servers and transfer it to virtual machines. Rather than rebuilding servers when moving to virtual systems, users can simply transfer the image from the physical server to the virtual one, officials said.
Using VMwares ESX Server 2 with the companys Virtual SMP technology, enterprises will be able to run two-CPU workloads on a single virtual machine, where now they can run only one, said Michael Mullany, senior director of product management. This will enable businesses to run more mission-critical applications on virtual machines and expand the potential client base for VMware. "For a lot of companies, the standard server is a two-CPU server," Mullany said.