Sun Microsystems has begun an early access program for its xVM Server hypervisor, a key component of its upcoming virtualization product line, and intends to make a publicly downloadable version available within about a month, according to a blog post last week by Steve Wilson, VP of xVM at Sun.
Update: see RedMonk’s Michael Coté review and demo the xVM Server hypervisor.
“Given that we’re getting very close to shipping, it’s time to give everyone an update on progress and do a more in-depth sneak peek at features than I’ve done in the past. First, a quick reminder about what’s included in the xVM Portfolio so you can see where xVM Server fits. The picture below shows how this fits together. We have xVM VirtualBox for small scale desktop virtualization, and VDI as a management layer that scales out to very large-scale desktop consolidation projects. Then, on the server side, we have xVM Server as the software to virtualize a single server, and xVM Ops Center as the management tool for large scale virtual and physical data center. xVM VirtualBox, xVM Ops Center and VDI are all commercially available today and rapidly being deployed by customers.”