INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, March 7, 2006 — Intel Corporation and VMware, Inc. today announced a broad collaboration to bring the benefits of virtualization to enterprises and new market segments. In a keynote at the Intel Developer Forum, Intel Senior Vice President Pat Gelsinger and VMware President Diane Greene announced expanded product support and a global joint marketing campaign to increase awareness and adoption of the technology. Intel also announced a new virtualization capability that VMware plans to support in its future products.
Virtualization is a technique by which computing resources can be abstracted and dynamically moved with technologies such as VMware VMotion and allocated amongst multiple operating system environments, allowing one hardware platform to function as multiple ‘virtual’ platforms. IntelÂ® Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) provides silicon—level support for CPU virtualization, enabling additional platform functionality and security. Intel has been shipping server and client processors with Intel VT since November 2005