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Sun's VirtualBox Revs, Perhaps for the Last Time

Dec 02, 2009, 23:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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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