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Sun Puts Its Best Hypervisor Foot Forward

Sun may not get the same attention in the virtualization space as, say, a Microsoft or a VMware, but like IBM on the mainframe, Sun is no stranger to virtualization. Sneaking its message in just before VMworld, Sun announced that its new hypervisor, xVM Server, and its management platform for virtualization, Ops Center 2.0, are both now ready.

Sun already added the Xen hypervisor to Solaris. xVM Server is actually the exact opposite; it adds chunks of Solaris to Xen, which Sun claims makes the hypervisor more secure and full-featured.

Sun's virtualization strategy is rich and complex -- that's what happens when you've been doing something for 20-plus years. I spent a solid month trying to figure it all out. Here's what I came up with. Let me know if I got it right by writing dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/16/2008 at 1:16 PM


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