Oracle halting development of Sun Ray technologies

Posted by jkemp on Jul 15, 2013

Oracle will soon be announcing that it’s discontinuing development of its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Sun Ray software and hardware, and Oracle Virtual Desktop Client product lines.

Solaris 11 GA released

Posted by jkemp on Nov 9, 2011

Solaris 11 GA released

Today marks the release of Oracle Solaris 11, the first cloud OS.

Oracle Solaris 11 delivers ground-breaking features for secure and agile deployment of services in large scale cloud environments and enterprise data centers. With over 4,000 different new features, Oracle Solaris 11 raises the bar on enterprise operating systems. Oracle Solaris 11 is 7 years in the making and a whole new set of capabilities, from advanced network virtualization to high performance cryptography and virtualization, dependency aware software packing and installation technologies.


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VirtualBox Updated

Posted by Bill Bradford on Nov 30, 2009

Sun has released a new version of VirtualBox, its free desktop virtualization software.

“VirtualBox 3.1 introduces the virtualization industry’s first “Teleportation” capability, allowing running virtual machines to be moved, uninterrupted between disparate hosts – including those on different operating systems, different classes of computer (e.g. server to client) and even different CPUs (e.g. Intel to AMD).”

Oracle buys Virtual Iron

Posted by Bill Bradford on May 13, 2009

Oracle has acquired virtualization software provider VirtualIron.

VirtualBox 2.2 Released

Posted by Bill Bradford on Apr 8, 2009

Sun VirtualBox 2.2 has been released.

VirtualBox 2.2 introduces support for the new Open Virtualization Format (OVF) standard, as well as significant performance enhancements and updates.

It looks like “xVM” has been dropped from the product name, and it is now just “Sun VirtualBox” instead of “Sun xVM VirtualBox”.

VirtualBox 2.1 Released

Posted by Bill Bradford on Dec 17, 2008

Sun xVM VirtualBox version 2.1 has been released, with a good number of enhancements and bugfixes.

Major enhancements include:

* Support for hardware virtualization (VT-x and AMD-V) on Mac OS X hosts
* Support for 64-bit guests on 32-bit host operating systems
* Added support for Intel Nehalem virtualization enhancements
* Experimental 3D acceleration via OpenGL
* Experimental LsiLogic and BusLogic SCSI controllers
* Full VMDK/VHD support including snapshots
* New NAT engine with signi´Čücantly better performance, reliability and ICMP echo (ping) support
* New Host Interface Networking implementations for Windows and Linux hosts with easier setup (replaces TUN/TAP on Linux and manual bridging on Windows)

Software emulates Sun-2, Sun-3, and SPARCstation

Posted by Bill Bradford on Oct 27, 2008

Matt Fredette’s TME (The Machine Emulator) can emulate a Sun-2, Sun-3, or SPARCstation 2 system and run NetBSD or old versions of SunOS.

Sun Updates Virtualization Offerings

Posted by Bill Bradford on Sep 10, 2008

Sun has announced updates to its virtualization offerings:

Sun xVM Server is a bare-metal hypervisor for x86 systems.
Sun xVM Ops Center 2.0 allows management of both SPARC and x86-based virtualization platforms.
Sun xVM Virtualbox 2.0 is a freely-available product for x86 virtualization on the desktop.