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Sun Expands Virtualization Portfolio

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) today announced the availability of Sun(TM) xVM Server software and Sun xVM Ops Center 2.0, key components in its comprehensive virtualization strategy. Designed to operate at Internet scale, the Sun xVM virtualization portfolio is open, flexible and delivers the industry's most robust offerings for virtualization from the desktop to the datacenter. Sun also announced the addition of comprehensive services and support for Sun xVM Server software and xVM Ops Center 2.0 to its world-class virtualization suite of services to help customers and partners virtualize and manage datacenters around the globe. Additionally, Sun launched, a new open source community, where developers can download the first source code bundle for Sun xVM Server software and contribute to the direction and development of the product at Additional pieces of the Sun xVM virtualization portfolio, including Sun xVM VirtualBox(TM) software and Sun xVM Ops Center, are open source and freely available for immediate download at For more information about Sun's virtualization announcements today, visit:

With today's announcement, Sun xVM Server software and xVM Ops Center 2.0 join Sun's xVM product portfolio, which includes Sun xVM VirtualBox software for desktop virtualization and Sun Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) software for virtual desktop consolidation and management. The Sun xVM platform targets the mainstream commodity x86/SPARC operating systems - Windows, Linux and Solaris(TM) and leverages a variety of enterprise-class technologies already powering Fortune 500 companies, to enable customers to virtualize everything and manage anywhere. As a result, Sun estimates that customers running Sun xVM Server software can expect up to 50 percent decrease in their virtualization infrastructure costs when compared to offerings from leading competitors.

“In today's virtualization market, consolidation is just the first step in moving toward a dynamic datacenter built on open, standards-based solutions. The open Sun xVM portfolio was built to manage Internet-scale infrastructure and complexity with unmatched performance and ease-of-use,” said Rich Green, executive vice president of Software, Sun Microsystems. “From servers to desktops, the Sun xVM portfolio offers a broad and comprehensive set of solutions brought to market by a world-class set of partners, including: AMD, CSC, Intel and Microsoft Corp.”

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) today announced strong partner support for its Sun(TM) xVM virtualization portfolio, the industry’s most comprehensive offerings for virtualizing desktop to datacenter. Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Value Added Resellers (VARs) and technology leaders are leveraging Sun xVM to meet growing customer demand for comprehensive virtualization solutions and to increase their growth and profitability. To learn more about the many benefits of being a Sun xVM partner, visit

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