Friday Sep 12, 2008

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, 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 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:

Here's a screenshot of Sun xVM Server: 

Thursday May 01, 2008

Sun Named One of Bay Area's and Greater Boston's Best Places to Work!

Sun's been named a great place to work in both the San Francisco Bay Area and in Greater Boston over the last week!

In the Bay Area, Sun is ranked #5 among large companies in the Bay Area Best Places to Work, which is issued by the Bay Area Business Journals.  In Boston, Sun was named one of the top 20 large companies to work for in the Greater Boston Best Places to Work, sponsored by the Boston Business Journal.

Monday Mar 03, 2008

Sun Named one of the Best Places to Work in California!

Congratulations Sun! By providing employees with great benefits and an inclusive work environment that supports professional and personal development, you are a Top 20 Best Place to Work in California.

On Thursday night, the Employer’s Group honored Sun and 19 other California companies at an awards ceremony in Southern California. The Employers Group is the preeminent human resources expert and advocate serving California employers.

Sun’s ranking was based on the blind scoring of more than 400 companies’ responses to a survey of employers and employees in nine categories, including: work-life balance, pay, benefits, training and advancement opportunities, diversity programs, turnover, perks, employee voice and workplace culture, and community involvement.

The Employers Group believes that a best workplace has a balance between the exceptional and the ordinary, addressing the needs of their employees and treating their customers with respect.  At Sun Microsystems, the employees are the company’s number one asset.  Sun employees represent a variety of perspectives, and their innovative and enterprising spirit drives everything at the company. 

Congratulations to all of us!

Tuesday Jun 19, 2007

Sun Labs' Arshan Poursohi Selected to Participate in National Academy of Engineering Symposium

NRC electronic letterhead for faxing

Sun Labs researcher Arshan Poursohi has been named one of the nation's brightest young engineers and will take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 13th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. The 2½-day event will bring together engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines. The participants — from industry, academia, and government — were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations and chosen from more than 260 applicants.  The symposium will examine trustworthy computer systems, safe water technologies, modeling and simulating human behavior, biotechnology for fuels and chemicals, and the control of protein conformations.

The National Academy of Engineering is an independent, nonprofit institution that serves as an adviser to government and the public on issues in engineering and technology. Its members consist of the nation's premier engineers, who are elected by their peers for their distinguished achievements. Established in 1964, NAE operates under the congressional charter granted to the National Academy of Sciences in 1863.



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