I hear more and more about virtualization every day. It's obviously becoming more prominent in the life of an embedded developer. Virtualization lets developers consolidate their hardware, thereby reducing system cost, power, and size. In fact, I blogged the other day about how one of the key OS vendors (Green Hills) recently started up a business unit solely devoted to virtualization.


So I was intrigues when I saw this article written by Kenton Williston. In the article, he explains the basics of virtualization and outlines the benefits of Intel's virtualization technology (VT). He illustrates the advantages of using virtualization in various application spaces, such as industrial, telecom, and military and aerospace. Finally, the article provides a checklist of the hardware and software you need to take advantage of virtualization.