Wind River released a new version of its open source, real-time, multi-core-enabled kernel virtualization software with numerous performance and live migration enhancements.
Wind River said its Open Virtualization optimizes open source Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology to allow the deployment of network services on virtual machines without performance loss. The software delivers near-native hardware performance speeds, whereas standard KVM maximum latency is typically several thousand percent higher than native results.
The latest version of Open Virtualization includes the following features:
- Improved throughput and latency speeds, including an 18% reduction in maximum interrupt latency since the introduction of the product earlier this year
- Improved virtual switching throughput with integrated Intel® DPDK vSwitch, offering a 450% increase in virtual switching speeds over standard Open vSwitch.
- Enhanced live migration capabilities, including intra-CPU migration to intra-node migration and intra-virtual machine switching.
- oVirt-powered live migration console, including support for guest operating systems migration
- Security enhancements based on SELinux
- Additional hardware support for the latest Intel architectures
- Expanded guest OS support
"As new devices continue to connect to an increasingly strained network, next-generation telecom equipment must scale to support technologies such as cloud and NFV in order to meet rising data traffic demands and address new service deployment challenges," said Davide Ricci, product line manager for open source platforms at Wind River.