Oracle VM machine coming to appliance market

The Oracle VM machine will bundle Oracle VM and management software on a server with networking and storage hardware. But will it help Oracle compete in the virtualization market?

The Oracle VM machine is Oracle's latest attempt to make waves in the virtualization market.

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Announced during Oracle's recent quarterly earnings call, the Oracle VM machine will bundle the Oracle VM hypervisor and Oracle VM Manager software with a server, networking switches and storage arrays (presumably from the Sun Microsystems portfolio). It will likely compete with the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and Hewlett-Packard's converged infrastructure.

Details on the Oracle VM machine and its availability are scant, but Oracle has had some success with its Exadata database machine, and some Oracle partners said the Oracle VM machine could bring similar success in the virtualization market. The demand for such virtualization-ready appliances, however, has been limited so far.

Find out more about the Oracle VM machine in this edition of This Week in Virtualization. This podcast also covers news from this week's Cisco Live conference and last week's Red Hat Summit.

At Cisco Live, Cisco Systems announced that it will add its new FabricPath protocol to its Nexus operating system and UCS to improve long-distance virtual server migration. And KVM virtualization was a major area of focus at the Red Hat Summit.

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