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Sun's VirtualBox Revs, Perhaps for the Last Time

Dec 02, 2009, 23:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman)

"Things have been relatively quiet on the virtualization front, so Sun's timing was right in that regard. The upgrade's two key features that are key to any self-respecting virtualization strategy: support for live migration and vastly improved snapshot capabilities. Reviews of the product are in, and they seem to lean toward favorable.

"In many ways this is a catch-up release. The technology is not breaking new ground or introducing new concepts: VMware has supported live migration in VMware Workstation for some time now. What it does do though is remove many of the feature-related questions of legitimacy.

"This relief will likely be short-lived for potential customers on the fence though, given Sun's uncertain future in an uncertain post-Oracle-acquisition world."

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