Google uses application virtualization to isolate Chrome browser instances

In June 2007 Google acquired a stealth-mode startup focused on application virtualization called GreenBorder.
As common practice, the search giant never detailed how it planned to use the technology.

Yesterday the company unveiled the first public beta of its own browser, Chrome, featuring the capability to isolate the instances running in each tab.

InformationWeek is reporting that this security feature depends on the GreenBorder technology.

While there’s no official confirmation, it makes sense and leaves open a wide range of possibilities: if Google really deploys an application virtualization platform along with its browser, it could stream inside the virtualized layers any kind of application, on any kind of operating system.

By the way: is fully compliant with the Chrome rendering engine, so feel free to browse us with it.