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Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc.

So What is going on here? now everyone is getting on the Virtual Bandwagon? I also find it interesting to note that VMware's share price has recently gone off the boil and is now down from around $110 less than a week ago to as low as $76?? and this was after the news from Oracle was announced.

Oracle announces its own (Xen-based) hypervisor, breaks VMware idyll

Monday, November 12, 2007   |   0 Comments

By surprise Oracle today announces its own hypervisor based on Xen: Oracle VM.

The new product includes a web management console and will be released for free (with optional support agreements) on November 14.

The move comes completely unexpected for a couple of reasons:

  • So far the company was totally reluctant to embrace virtualization, refusing to change its licensing model and support policy
  • Until today Oracle had a pretty good relationship with VMware: despite its official position on the technology it never discouraged the VMware salesforce to push Oracle RAC in virtual machines

On one side the announcement and all related documentation reveals how Oracle is just partially changing its position about virtualization. The Oracle VM FAQs report:

How are Oracle products priced and licensed for use with Oracle VM?
There is no change in pricing and licensing of Oracle's products for use with Oracle VM. Oracle counts and licenses physical processors on which the licensed programs are installed and/or running.

more at source - virtualization.info: Oracle announces its own (Xen-based) hypervisor, breaks VMware idyll

Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 8:45 AM IT Management , VMware and other Virtualization tools | Back to top


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