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Advice to Sun: Buy Virtual Iron

Nov 18, 2007, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Oltsik)

"On Wednesday, Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz announced a free open-source server virtualization and management platform dubbed Sun xVM. Sun says it will commit $2 billion in R&D spending to make Sun xVM a reality.

"Hmm, good idea. The server virtualization market is on fire and it is still in its infancy. Nevertheless, it is maturing fast. According to ESG, of those organizations planning to deploy server virtualization, 28 percent of companies plan to deploy in the next six months, while 42 percent plan to deploy within the next year. That's a lot of deployment in the near future, which has to favor Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware over a newcomer like Sun..."

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