Sun Makes Virtual Play
Sun has been pretty sassy as of late. Even though Scott McNealy is no longer
running things day-to-day, the company is still trying new things, pushing utility
computing, Java, open source, supercomputing and virtualization.
On the last front, Sun is fully supporting Xen, now owned by Citrix. Sun is
building its own hypervisor, which is really an extension of the Xen tool. Sun's
goal is to create a hypervisor that works great in heterogenous environments.
Xen is also getting support from Linux vendors and IBM (especially through
its System p servers). If you thought VMware totally owned virtualization, Xen
may have another thing coming!
what research firm Nemertes has to say about the Sun move (at least a brief
Posted by Doug Barney on October 15, 2007 at 11:52 AM