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Virtualization for Embedded Systems Series: Type-2 Hypervisors Deep Dive

In the previous post in this series, we dove deep into container technology and looked at how to implement some functionality into containers applicable to embedded devices. In this post, we will look at type-2 hypervisors and dive deep into practical ways to use them for embedded systems. This post will be light on content as I am quite busy currently, but wanted to wrap up this series. I will try to circle back and dive deeper into this topic…

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Virtualization for Embedded Systems Series: Containers Deep Dive

In the previous post, I looked at several real-world use cases for containers and hypervisors. This post will be a deep dive into containers and a how-to on using them. Note: all the code, Dockerfiles, etc. are archived in a git repo at GitHub. Container History Origins A little history is needed before we jump into building and deploying containers. Docker, which is likely still the largest container technology provider by a longshot, was originally released in 2013. In just…

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Virtualization for Embedded Systems Series: Types of Virtualization

Virtualization in the context of computing comes in many flavors. Typically, virtualization is referring to hypervised environments (more on that in a bit), but can also mean containerization or other technologies. This post explores several of these flavors and how they work. If you didn’t catch the intro to this series, you can read a little about the motivation for these posts in the previous post. Types of Virtualization Technology When considering the delineations between different types of virtualization technology,…

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Virtualization for Embedded Systems Series: Introduction

The concept of virtualization and virtualized hardware has long been a part of computing. Even dating back to the early days of computing[1], virtualizing components of the system proved beneficial. In today’s technology driven world, virtualization plays a giant role in our day-to-day life. Services like Amazon AWS and DigitalOcean are ubiquitous as service providers to all sorts of companies. These provide the backbone to our daily browsing and Internet usage habits. Entire ecosystems have been built around this concept…

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