Manufacturers looking to lower operating expenses should consider using embedded virtualization to consolidate multiple factory functions onto a single hardware platform. With a high-performing, virtualized system, multiple workloads such as motion control, programmable logic control (PLC), human machine interface (HMI), machine vision, and data acquisition can share computing resources without risk of interference. This approach results in fewer devices and reduced complexity on the factory floor, leading to reduced costs for operations, energy consumption, and integration and support effort. Read on to learn how virtualization technology running on multi-core Intel Core vPro processors makes it possible.