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Is your car your next hypervisor?

In the last decade, we have seen virtualization fully mature in the data center and now it is beginning to transition into the embedded space (largely due to low power devices from Intel and Arm). It provides these environments the same benefits it has for the data center:

  • Consolidation of workloads onto a smaller set of hardware to reduce costs, power and space usage;
  • Abstraction of the hardware to allow applications to be decoupled from hardware specifics;
  • The benefit of hardware-based isolation to better protect against software defects and to contain failures.

The hypervisor will be a central component in the virtualization of embedded systems, especially in use cases like automotive, navigation and delivery management systems; and non-safety-critical aviation systems.

The Xen Project is the number one hypervisor choice for embedded systems due to its maturity, isolation and security features, flexible architecture and open source community.

The Xen Project drives Forward

The Xen Project’s growth in embedded and automotive has a fleet of organizations that contribute to its continued growth in these environments, including GlobalLogic, EPAM, ARM, Qualcomm, Bosch Car Multimedia Gmbh.

The Xen Project hypervisor is already being used in embedded and automotive systems, including GlobalLogic’s Nautilus, EPAM Fusion Cloud, BAE Systems, Dornerworks, and Star Labs