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ESX lite for hardware integration on its way!

So my prediction finally comes true! (I guess they had to announce it given that Hitachi was also on its way to deliver Virtage)

Cutting ESX down to fit into firmware is not an insignificant task, a source said. As it stands, a default installation of ESX 3.0.1, VMware's shipping product, consumes about 8 GB of space on a system, across several file systems. But VMware's plans call for ESX Lite to consume orders of magnitude less space – as little as a of couple of megabytes, one source said.

"It's all about minimizing the footprint and moving it off the disk altogether," the source said, speaking anonymously. Benefits of a streamlined ESX hypervisor would include better reliability, since it no longer resides on failure-prone spinning hard disk drives, better security and better performance and efficiency.

More like the Playstation thing. Virtualization is not new. Virtualization will be a default option soon. This integration is VMware's way of getting closer to the hardware like never before.

Soon with quad-core desktops , you will have the ESX lite working its charm there as well.

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