The Virtualization Room

Feb 16 2010   2:26PM GMT

Oracle VM to support Solaris

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

Oracle is, as we say here in Boston, wicked fah behind in the virtualization market. Building a strong, integrated virtualization portfolio is the best way — and maybe the only way — for the company to catch up.

The Sun acquisition brought lots of hype about the future of Oracle-Sun virtualization. Now, after months of talk, we’re starting to see some actual work.

Oracle is certifying Sun’s Solaris 10 as a guest OS in Oracle VM 2.2.

The Oracle virtualization strategy focuses on integration across the company’s vast hardware and software stack. No other vendor can provide so much, from the servers to the applications to the hypervisor to the operating system. But the key is, they all have to work together and talk to each other.

Oracle VM support for Solaris, the popular UNIX OS for Sun’s SPARC systems, is a solid first step in that direction.

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