"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
"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
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