This is a significant step forward for Sun, which has lagged somewhat in the management space relative to what HP provides with Systems Insight Manager and IBM with System Director.
Sun Microsystems' Solaris-based version of Xen open-source hypervisor project is on the rise, as virtualization takes root in the industry.
xVM will be built into the Linux-like version of Solaris due in March, Project Indiana.
What could Sun possibly bring to the virtualization party? More than Jon Oltsik expected.
Purchase would jump start company's server virtualization business, says Jon Oltsik.
Sun Federal's Bill Vass has a good view of the great things happening to open source in the U.S. federal government.
VMware is the dominant force in a market ripe for disruption. Will the vCloud efforts create a channel conflict?
Tech giant snags Virtual Iron, ostensibly to beef up its virtualization dynamic resource management.
The focus of IT management is shifting from the physical to the virtual and from the single server to the many.
The virtual-machine software, which enables users to run Vista on a Mac, is picking up steam. Perhaps this is when the company realizes its open-source vision.