On Thursday, Google announced that it was bringing nested virtualization to the Google Compute platform in beta, offering new options for virtual machines in the cloud.
To best understand what this practically means for customers looking to leverage the service, it’s best to break the topic down to the three basic questions of what, why, and how.
1. What is nested virtualization?
Nested virtualization is the technique of running a hypervisor inside another hypervisor. Think of running Hyper-V within VMware ESXi. In this example, the Hyper-V instance could host reg…
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