Updated: 11/24/2005; 11:50:09 PM.

Virtual computing
Virtual and distributed computing technology and applications


daily link  Friday, June 24, 2005


Meiosys:  Interview about an application virtualization technology.  The company was recently purchased by IBM.   "From our perspective, virtual machine technology is really about resource isolation. It's about creating OS containers that are isolated from other containers on a physical machine. You can run multiple virtualized machines in parallel on a physical machine and have complete isolation. Technology like VMware gives you the capability to run multiple OSs in parallel on the same machine, so you can run Windows and Linux in parallel. You get some utilization benefits out of that on a machine-specific basis, but the real value of that technology is resource isolation.

We're application virtualization so we're above that infrastructure and resource level, and our technology is much more fine-grained. We build a container dynamically around a specific application that runs either on a physical or virtual machine, and we allow the application to be moved from physical machine to physical machine, or virtual machine to virtual machine. We are more granular because we can wrap and move specific applications and application processes, and of course multiple applications can be running within a particular virtual machine.

We also have developed a patented TCP/IP socket migration technology that allows us to preserve state and connection during the relocation of an application from one machine to another. .. Because we provide a fine-grained virtualization at the application layer, our overhead is under 1%, compared to 15% to 40% overhead for some other technologies which enable mobility. .. We abstract the application from the OS. We run for the most part in user space, not kernel space. "

Also has interesting comments about selling data center software into enterprises through channels.

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