Hypervisor: A Survey on Concepts and Taxonomy
Ankita Desai1, Rachana Oza2, Pratik Sharma3, Bhautik Patel4
1Ankita Desai, Department of Computer Engineering, CHARUSAT, Changa, India.
2Rachana Oza, Department of Computer Engineering, CHARUSAT, Changa, India.
3Pratik Sharma, Department of Computer Engineering, CHARUSAT, Changa, India.
4Bhautik Patel, Department of Computer Engineering, CHARUSAT, Changa, India.
Manuscript received on 07 February 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 21 February 2013 | Manuscript Published on 28 February 2013 | PP: 222-225 | Volume-2 Issue-3, February 2013 | Retrieval Number: C0453022313/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Because of the advancement of VLSI technology and aggregate throughput of all devices of servers, we are having tremendous computing power which could not be utilized either 100% or optimized way. Virtualization technique has solved this problem by providing proper utilization of hardware resources. Virtualization refers to the abstraction of computer resources. It separates user and applications from the specific hardware characteristics they use to perform their task and thus creates virtual environment. The purpose of creating virtual environment is to improve resource utilization by aggregating heterogeneous and autonomous resources. This can be provided by adding a layer called HYPERVISOR between OS and underlying hardware. There are many market players who have launched the hypervisor. This paper mentions architectural specification of each hypervisor followed by common characteristics that each hypervisor poses.
Keywords: AMD, Cloud Computing, Hypervisor, Intel VT-x, Virtualization.
Scope of the Article: Cloud Computing