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disk format

The storage layout of a disk as initialized by a format program. See low-level format, high-level format and file format.
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VMware's official release of the virtual disk format specification allows us to enhance the level of integration between PlateSpin OS portability technology and VMware virtual infrastructure," said Stephen Pollack, CEO of PlateSpin.
The open availability of VMware's virtual machine disk format specification will accelerate the virtualization industry by allowing applications like rPath's rBuilder to generate software appliances in VMware's virtual machine format," said Billy Marshall, CEO of rPath.
Surgient is already using the VMware virtual disk format specification to provide advanced virtual infrastructure management capabilities and as part of its next platform release available in the coming months.
By collaborating on key technology issues such as virtual machine disk formats, paravirtualization, and management API's, the companies intend to work within the open source community to create a common, interoperable virtualization model that ISVs and customers can trust - no matter which deployment model they choose.