The Oracle/Sun Microsystems virtualization play could create new competition for VMware and other vendors in the server virtualization market.
Oracle said this week it will acquire Sun for $7.4 billion, emphasizing the value of its Solaris operating system and Java programming language. But the company could use the combination of its own software and Sun's hardware to make a strong push into the virtualization market, where competitors include the VMware Virtual Data Center Operating System and Cisco Systems' Unified Computing System.
Learn more about the Oracle/Sun virtualization play in this edition of This Week in Virtualization. VMware consultant Lew Smith of Interphase Systems and the Virtualization Exchange blog also calls in to discuss the new VMware vSphere 4 release.
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