Posted by: Ryan Shopp
DataCenter, Virtualization, WAN optimization
As mentioned during our Microsoft thread last week, Virtualization and the management of it is something all vendors are already doing or starting to offer. It’s been and continues to be the hot new technology “thing” in the data center automation space that nobody wants to not have “an answer” for. SUN, a traditional player in the data center just announced their latest activities last week.
New hypervisor and management tools will be released to the open-source community, CEO Schwartz promises. Sun Microsystems, joining a growing group of companies that are building their own virtualization software, has launched a new virtualization and management platform designed fro the data center of the future.
No matter if the vendor is big, medium or small – optimizing and automating the data center continues to gain major attention and momenteum. It seems like every time I turn around i’m reading more about server optimization through virtualization or WAN optimization through application acceleration appliances (e.g., Riverbed, SilverPeak, Expand Networks, Exinda and some of the bigger guys like Cisco, Juniper)
Article snip referenced above is available in it’s complete version here Sun’s New Virtualizatino Manager Supports Windows, Linux
**Update** Just came across a very well written article that captures/builds upon the essence of this blog post – “Hypervisor battle glowing red hot”
**Update2** Just came across this blogger & blog posting while I was searching around last night doing more research related to this topic. I just laughed so hard I was almost crying Meanwhile, it looks like John is a trainer on Tivoli products and an advocate of open source so I’ve added him to my blogroll.