This is good news, as it seems like it was nearly impossible to move Virtual Machines to a similar platform before.
|"Today's enterprises expect to deliver a 24/7, always available, computing service. The ability to teleport running virtual machines from one computer to another allows system administrators to perform essential maintenance with zero downtime of their IT systems. As a cross-platform hypervisor, VirtualBox allows customers to easily evaluate and deploy virtualized systems, using their existing x86 hardware, operating systems, and skillsets," said Jim McHugh, vice president Datacenter Software marketing at Sun.|
Originally Posted by VulcanDragon
Not the same thing. VMs have pretty much always been able to be cold migrated from one chip to another, regardless of chip class. It's live migration (VMWare calls it "VMotion", sounds like Sun is calling it "teleporation") that's the topic here, which until recently has required all chips to be of the same x86 class.