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January 16, 2007

Virtualization weakens OS importance

Filed under: Virtualization — tuxicity @ 6:07 am

Systems software, which comprises the operating system (OS) and utility programs that manage computer resources at a low level, has traditionally served as the layer that sits between hardware and software applications.

One of the most significant developments in 2006 in systems software has been the shift toward looking not only to the OS as a means of managing the layer between hardware and software apps, but also to virtualization as an additional layer between the hardware and OS that can provide greater flexibility to match resources with workloads.

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