a) It provides support for Xen open source virtualization.
b) It provides virtualization at the chip level.
c) It provides 64 bit storage relief.
d) It provides the ability to create a single, large virtual machine spanning many physical systems.
The standout feature from Virtual Iron is touted as beneficial to IT shops that run applications that fare better in clustered environments. This is accomplished by linking a number of physical servers together, allowing for greater parallel processing power.
This was first published in October 2006