By chhandomay on Jan 07, 2010
3.1 wins 2010
Technology of the Year Award from InfoWorld. The Test Center
reviewers at InfoWorld credited VirtualBox
as a "disruptive product" that sneaked up on an established category
and shook up the apple cart. The judges were impressed
with VirtualBox's unrivaled features like 32-way virtual SMP support
and "teleport" -- capability to dynamically move running VMs between
VirtualBox host systems. Check out the original review here
InfoWorld concluded, "[VirtualBox] is a huge development for Sun Microsystems, one that places it on a collision course with heavyweights VMware and Microsoft in the virtualized datacenter. But the most remarkable aspect of this story is how quickly the company has brought this virtualization platform along. In a little over a year, Sun has turned this relatively unknown fledgling from an obscure German software developer (Innotek) into a potent threat."
|InfoWorld's final take: "Our advice to VMware (and Microsoft):
Be afraid. Be very afraid."
Congratulations to the Sun VirtualBox team!