A quick announcement out of Palo Alto this morning... VMware plans to bring the metaphor of virtualization to mobile handsets.

Joe Hernick, IT Director

November 10, 2008

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A quick announcement out of Palo Alto this morning... VMware plans to bring the metaphor of virtualization to mobile handsets.VMware is leveraging tech from the Trango Virtual Processors acquisition last month as an entry into the mobile market. The hope is to bring the same abstraction benefits seen in the x86 world -- rapid development, test, and hardware independence thanks to virtualization -- to the mobile phone market. The initiative is branded the VMware Mobile Virtualization Platform.

The benefit to developers and vendors is streamlined creation of product; the potential benefit to organizations and users is comparable with virtualized desktop/laptop computing environments -- flexibility in app deployment and multiple machine personalities for work or personal use.

This initiative makes sense, and should generate an additional revenue stream for VMware to help offset competition in the x86 virt market.

I'm not holding my breath for an iPhone client, though.A quick announcement out of Palo Alto this morning... VMware plans to bring the metaphor of virtualization to mobile handsets.

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Joe Hernick

IT Director

Joe Hernick is in his seventh year as director of academic technology at Suffield Academy, where he teaches, sits on the Academic Committee, provides faculty training and is a general proponent of information literacy. He was formerly the director of IT and computer studies chair at the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT, and spent 10 years in the insurance industry as a director and program manager at CIGNA.

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