Quoting from Information Week:
Sun Microsystems on Thursday revealed updated virtualization technology it says uses a layer of abstract data to allow for file system virtualization and run-time content that can be used to update an operating system or application with or without existing virtual machine monitors such as VMware or Xen.
Named “Live *”, or Live-Star, the framework is a hardware agnostic platform that includes reusable module instructions for identical read-only images. The two-year-old project stemmed from Sun’s virtualization endeavors.
Before it makes its way into any of Sun’s commercial projects, Manczak said Live-Star still needs to solve some problems including a decision on which language Sun will use at the abstract executable metadata layer, how to deal with conflicting images, and what should be included in temporary snapshots….
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