Join Ben Gertzfield of VMware for a look behind the curtain at virtualization on the Mac, the technology that frees operating systems from their earthly hardware chains.

Similar in spirit to the ideals of the microkernel and distributed computing, the abstracted and idealized CPU, storage, network, and other devices provided by virtualization remove the barriers formed by the underlying realities of heterogeneous physical hardware.

We’ll discuss the technologies forming and building upon virtualization, including the hypervisor (or virtual machine monitor), replay (deterministic recording and replaying of all hardware and software events), and virtual machine-based disaster recovery.

In addition, we’ll share the lessons learned from jumping head-first into the consumer software and Mac worlds, and how "thinking different" applies to porting a massive source code base to its third platform (after Linux and Windows).

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