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Vertical integration comes to x86 platform

Vertical hardware integration is also making its way into the x86 virtualization.

Vertical integration comes to x86 systems

Vertical hardware integration is also making its way into the x86 virtualization world, from the microprocessor level with Intel Corp.'s Virtualization Technology (VT) and Advanced Micro Device Inc.’s AMD-V chips to the level of pre-integrated data center infrastructure with products like Oracle Corp.'s Exadata and the VCE Company’s Vblock (shown above). So far, however, the most common use case is “out-of-the-box” support for a single application such as an Oracle or SAP database, rather than thousands of concurrent workloads.

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This was last published in May 2011

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