Amazon CTO Details Virtualization Journey

Sdxcentral | December 07, 2019

Amazon CTO Werner Vogels spent a long stretch of his AWS re:Invent keynote talking about the company’s years-long effort to reconfigure virtualization for the cloud computing era.“Virtualization has been sort of the bread-and-butter of the compute parts of any cloud environment from day one,” dating back to its use in major mainframes in the ‘60s, he said. “It’s one of those major technical underpinnings that has really allowed cloud computing to become as big as it is.”However, during the last few years, Amazon has “pushed the boundaries of virtualization,” most recently with its Nitro platform, which separates the underlying hardware with a light hypervisor, Vogels said.

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