Sun Microsystems has announced a full virtualization portfolio last week: Sun xVM. While there is a PDF product description for xVM portfolio, I thought I'd take a minute to mention it here before posting my first impressions next week.
Sun xVM: virtualization suite
Basic introduction, taken from the Sun xVM page:
The xVM portfolio offers a simple and efficient way to leverage a heterogeneous, virtualized environment:
- xVM Ops Center Discover, provision, update, and manage globally dispersed IT environments from one console
- xVM VirtualBox Build, test, and run applications on one desktop or laptop for multiple OS platforms side by side
- xVM Server Securely and reliably virtualize systems and services in a Windows, Solaris OS, or Linux environment
- Sun VDI Software Securely access a virtual desktop from nearly any client on the network
If you followed this blog, you have probably seen announcements of xVM VirtualBox, but I've yet to try the xVM Server hypervisor and Sun's VDI.
xVM server is open-source and is therefore free to download and use, just like xVM VirtualBox. The good news is that both offerings now have the commercial support option.
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