Not to be outdone by Microsoft's virtualization coming-out party this week, or next week's VMworld, Sun Microsystems made a whole bunch of virtualization announcements on Wednesday.
The announcements included server virtualization (xVM 1.0, based on the Xen open source project), desktop virtualization xVM VDI), and virtualization management/operations (xVM OpsCenter 2.0).
My colleague Mark Bowker (aka Mr. Virtualization) and I met up with Sun to discuss these pending announcements in August. We arrived at Sun's Menlo Park campus with some skepticism, thinking: "What could Sun possibly bring to this already-crowded party?" By the … Read more