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Sun Sticks to Virtualization Roadmap

Despite accusations of 'schizophrenic marketing,' Sun is determined to follow its own virtual star

When Sun announced its $2 billion virtualization plans late last year, there were many questions.

Why was Sun trying to get into this market by creating its own infrastructure? And why, when it already had virtualization within Solaris via Solaris Containers and Zones, would Sun seemingly undermine that effort with a competing product?

One user even accused Sun of "institutional schizophrenia."

Undeterred, Sun earlier this year began putting out products in its xVM lineup, and followed up last week with an update. Here's a timeline:

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