Well established in the enterprise space, virtualization is now receiving attention for embedded solutions. By enabling multiple operating systems (OSs) to run on a single hardware platform, virtualization empowers developers to:
- Consolidate previously separate functions to reduce system size, cost, and power
- Bring innovation to market faster while preserving legacy code
- Enhance security, safety, and availability through application isolation and software redundancy
The attached white paper describes how virtualization works and how Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) enhances the benefits of virtualization. It explores common use cases for virtualization and shows how solutions from the Intel® Embedded Alliance make it easier to take advantage of virtualization.