Sun Microsystems later this year will introduce virtualization technology to let its newest Sparc-based servers run multiple operating systems simultaneously, thus catching up to a feature already built into Unix machines from rivals IBM and Hewlett-Packard.
This calendar year, on the T2000 and T1000, we will introduce our first generation of virtualization to bring people beyond the container technology Solaris 10 already offers,”
Xen is the future, Yen said. Although the company developed its own logical domain software, Sun eventually expects it will become one with Xen.
“Eventually we expect Xen will get industrywide acceptance, and we’d like to be part of it. Some time, probably in the second half of 2007, we will merge,” Yen said…
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I know that SUN at the moment is running some time of hardware virtualization on their SPARC systems, but its not clear to me from what you mentioned here and what mentioned on sites like http://www.virtualizationteam.com what is the difference between what they have now as a Hardware virtualization and what VMware Have. What the difference between their current Hardware virtualizaiton and IBM LPARS? and what is the different between what they have and their new offering? if you can comment on that it will be really appreciate it.