Whitepaper: Understanding Full Virtualization, Paravirtualization, and Hardware Assist

Following a great technical paper published in August 2006, VMware releases today a softer version describing differences between three approaches used today in hardware virtualization.

It’s an interest reading for virtualization newcomers which also compares performances between VMware, Microsoft, Parallels and all the Xen-based implementations.

Read the whole paper at the source (reading the 2006 technical version is highly recommended).