Обложка книги Virtual Machines: Versatile Platforms for Systems and Processes

Virtual Machines: Versatile Platforms for Systems and Processes


ISBN: 1558609105;
Издательство: Morgan Kaufmann (MORGAN KAUFMANN PUBLISHING)
Страниц: 656

Virtual Machine technology applies the concept of virtualization to an entire machine, circumventing real machine compatibility constraints and hardware resource constraints to enable a higher degree of software portability and flexibility. Virtual machines are rapidly becoming an essential element in computer system design. They provide system security, flexibility, cross-platform compatibility, reliability, and resource efficiency. Designed to solve problems in combining and using major computer system components, virtual machine technologies play a key role in many disciplines, including operating systems, programming languages, and computer architecture. For example, at the process level, virtualizing technologies support dynamic program translation and platform-independent network computing. At the system level, they support multiple operating system environments on the same hardware platform and in servers. Historically, individual virtual machine techniques have...