Hardware-based Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)1 improves the fundamental flexibility and robustness of traditional software-based virtualization solutions by accelerating key functions of the virtualized platform, including:
- Speeding up the transfer of platform control between the guest operating systems (OSs) and the virtual machine manager (VMM)/hypervisor
- Enabling the VMM to uniquely assign I/O devices to guest OSs
- Optimizing the network for virtualization with adapter-based acceleration
Virtualization is used in data centers for disaster recovery, high availability, and business continuity, and in desktops to increase flexibility, improve security, and reduce costs.
Combining Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) with Intel VT creates a more secure, and protected virtualized platform for server and client deployments. Intel® TXT helps ensure the integrity of the of the virtual machine prior to launching an application.
Get enhanced server virtualization performance in the data center using platforms based on Intel® Xeon® processors with Intel VT, and achieve faster VM boot times with Intel® Virtualization Technology FlexPriority and more flexible live migrations with Intel® Virtualization Technology FlexMigration (Intel® VT FlexMigration).
The Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family enables superior virtualization performance and a flexible, efficient, and secure data center that is fully equipped for the cloud.
The Intel® Xeon® processor 6500 series delivers intelligent and scalable performance optimized for efficient data center virtualization.
The Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family features flexible virtualization that automatically adapts to the diverse needs of a virtualized environment with built-in hardware assists.
Desktop Virtualization, using PCs powered by 2nd generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors with Intel VT, can improve IT security, management, and control, while reducing complexity. Desktop Virtualization can also improve application performance and responsiveness as well as increase the efficiency of data center resources.
In addition to desktop virtualization, PCs based on 2nd generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors and Intel® vPro™ technology include support for hardware-based security and manageability to help improve the ability to manage and secure remote desktops and laptops.
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