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Types of Virtualization > Storage Virtualization - Pg. 29

AnIntroductiontoVirtualization·Chapter1 29 Designing & Planning... Hardware-Assistance Enhances Virtualization To maximize the performance of your x86-based physical platform and the hosted virtual machines, be sure to select processors that support hardware- assisted virtualization. Both Intel, providing Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT), and AMD, providing "Pacifica" (AMD-V), offer such technologies in their latest generation of processors available for servers as well as desktops and notebooks. Hardware-assisting processors give the guest OS the authority it needs to have direct access to platform resources without sharing control of the hardware. Previously, the VMM had to emulate the hardware to the guest OS while it retained control of the physical platform. These new processors give both the VMM and the guest OS the authority each needs to run without