VMware has released a thin hypervisor that means that
virtualisation environments can be integrated in server hardware from major
The ESX Server 3i will run on Dell, Fujitsu, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, HP, IBM, NEC, servers with others expected to sign up at the end of this year and through 2008.
VMware says that the technology available for download through its Web site.
If hardware vendors integrating ESX Server 3i, they can build a virtualisation-enabled server that can be booted directly into a fully functioning hypervisor and provide the services needed to run multiple virtual machines.