VMware - a true leader where others would love to follow
<<To get the light version of ESX, VMware did little more than strip out the close-to-2GB service console that's part of the core ESX Server product.>>
You have to love the register with its throw away comments. Clearly it was a trivial exercise to build a hypervisor with the features and quality that VMware have with ESX - and clearly it was also trivial to create a embedded hypervisor.
It's a wonder eveyone on the world doesn't do it - oh hang on - *slaps forehead* - It's actually pretty hard... that'll be why...
We aren't talking about just slapping a USB stick in the side and booting Linux with Xen here - this is a whole new category of hypervisor - the folks at VMware continue to amaze