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    September 11, 2008

xVM Launch Recap

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Yesterday was the launch of Sun's xVM portfolio.
This is a big deal for Sun and I think it will also have an impact in the industry;
it is nice to see all these pieces starting to fall in place.
I'll just provide a bit of context and let you follow the links.


There are 4 pieces to the portfolio:
xVM Server,
a bare-metal hypervisor that is easy to manage,
xVM Ops Center,
an "internet-scale" (i.e. oogles of machines) management product for it,
xVM VirtualBox,
virtualization on your desktop/laptop,
virtualization of Desktops.

Launch Site
does a good job;
it includes the customary interviews with execs (but not just Sun, also Microsoft, Intel and CSC Financial Services),
plus demos and overviews of all the key pieces.
Also see
SDN News.

Sun and MS are working together again - like they did with
Metro - and they
have agreed to interoperability between their
Virtualization offerings - see the
xVMBlog and reports at
OStatic and
The press has done a pretty good coverage of the general launch, see

There are many other blogs on this at BSC, hopefully all tagged as

Added - Reflections and thank-yous Steve; the HPC watercooler folks
Do a Recap that points to
the community site at OpenxVM.ORG; and Marc writes about the
Implications of xVM for HPC;
the VirtualBox folks do a Summary.

Join the discussion

Comments ( 2 )
  • Harold Carr Thursday, September 11, 2008

    "like they did with Metro" - hey, it's not past tense---the Metro team just returned from Redmond where we worked with MS engineers at another plugfest. I'll write a blog entry with the results.

  • Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart Thursday, September 11, 2008

    Thanks for the correction. I was mostly thinking about the announcement, but my writeup was inaccurate. - eduard/o

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