Sun Launches Highly Anticipated Virtualization Products -- xVM Server and xVM Ops Center 2.0

Wednesday, 9/10, was an exciting day for Sun with the announcement of key components of its comprehensive virtualization strategy -- Sun xVM Server software and xVM Ops Center 2.0. With the addition of these two products, Sun now offers one of the most comprehensive virtualization solutions on the market today, allowing customers and partners to virtualize from the desktop to the datacenter.

Sun also launched xVMserver.org, a new open source community, where developers can download the first source code bundle for the Sun xVM Server hypervisor and contribute to the direction and development of the product at www.xvmserver.org. In addition, Sun added new services and support for Sun xVM Server software and xVM Ops Center 2.0 to its world-class virtualization suite of services.

Highlights of xVM Server
- An easy-to-use, open source, datacenter-grade server virtualization solution that helps companies virtualize and manage heterogeneous workloads, including Windows, Red Hat and SUSE Linux, Solaris and OpenSolaris operating systems, on Sun x86 platforms.
- Has a state-of-the-art web GUI.
- Provides built-in management through a browser, enterprise-class scalability, reliability and security.
- Designed to interoperate with VMware -- uses the same virtual hard disk and virtual appliance formats, enabling customers to easily move workloads between VMware ESX and Sun xVM Server.

Highlights of xVM Ops Center 2.0
- A highly scalable datacenter automation tool that provides integrated, simplified management of virtual and physical environments, making it easier to manage thousands of geographically distributed systems simultaneously.
- Simplifies and accelerates the discovery, provisioning, updating, monitoring and reporting of physical and virtual assets, as well as compliance reporting via one unified browser-based interface.

Sun at VMWorld 2008
Sun will showcase its complete xVM portfolio at the upcoming VMworld in Las Vegas, Sept. 15-19, 2008 at booth 1108. Feel free to swing by to see demos. You can also join a panel with Sun's leading experts in virtualization on Sept. 18, 2008 at 9 a.m. at the Titan conference room (#2305) as well as a session on “Virtualizing the Desktop” on Sept. 17, 2008 at 10 a.m. at the Marcello room (#4502).

For more information on Sun xVM, check out Steve Wilson's blog: http://blogs.sun.com/stevewilson/

Here's a screenshot of Sun xVM Server: 


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