Sun's Rich Green on Virtualization

Sun’s executive vice president of Software Rich Green announced Sun’s xVM Server software and xVM Ops Center 2.0 in a broadcast from Sun’s campus TV studio. Green also announced a suite of comprehensive services and support, and launched, an open source community where the the new offerings as well as xVM VirtualBox software are freely downloadable.

The Sun xVM platform targets mainstream commodity x86 and SPARC operating systems including Windows, Linux, and Solaris, allowing a broad range of companies to leverage virtualization technologies already available to Fortune 500 companies. Afterwards, Green talked about how Sun is reusing virtualization techniques and strategies first developed with Solaris and leveraging Sun’s gains with low-heat and power usage hardware with management tools designed to optimize overall performance.