Sierraware Launches the First Open Source Hypervisor Supporting ARM TrustZone Technology
Sunnyvale, CA, September 17, 2012 - Sierraware, the embedded virtualization company, today announced the release of an open source hypervisor for ARM-based devices. The SierraVisor Hypervisor allows multiple operating systems, such as Linux, BSD, or Android, to run concurrently on any ARM11, Cortex-A9, or Cortex-A15 platform. With SierraVisor, guest systems can still access the secure world provided by ARM TrustZone technology, so each guest system can protect sensitive data like digital rights managed applications, encryption keys, and payment card data.
SierraVisor's paravirtualization technology minimizes modifications to existing software and applications. A small number of non-intrusive hypercalls are inserted into the guest operating systems, reducing overhead at run-time. SierraVisor also offers robust multicore management, supporting both symmetric and asymmetric multiprocessing to manage system utilization.
The SierraVisor Hypervisor:
SierraVisor and SierraTEE are available for download under the GNU General Public License (GPL) at: http://www.openvirtualization.org.
Users can connect with other Open Virtualization developers at: http://www.openvirtualization.org/board.
For a commercial, licensed version of SierraVisor, contact Sierraware at firstname.lastname@example.org. Technical support, professional services, and porting services are also offered by Sierraware's ARM development experts.
Sierraware, founded in 2011, is a leading provider of virtualization and security solutions for ARM processors. Sierraware offers the SierraVisor Hypervisor, the SierraTEE Trusted Execution Environment, and communications and media toolkits for a wide range of ARM architectures. For more information, visit www.sierraware.com.