Sun Releases xVM Ops Center

Sun releases Sun xVM Ops Center for automated data center management

December 5, 2007

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Sun Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq:JAVA), today announced availability and pricing details for the Sun(TM) xVM Ops Center, a highly scalable datacenter automation tool for complete management of heterogeneous global IT environments. As part of the company's commitment to the open source community, Sun will also release the source code used to build Sun's xVM Ops Center to the community under the GNU General Public License version three (GPLv3).

Sun will provide ongoing code releases to, starting with the contribution of the Common Agent Container source code on Dec. 10, 2007. In addition, the first commercial release of Sun xVM Ops Center is expected to be available on Jan. 8, 2008.

A critical part of Sun's virtualization portfolio, Sun xVM Ops Center reduces datacenter management complexity by combining a range of lifecycle management functionality into an all-in-one tool. Sun xVM Ops Center helps simplify discovery, monitoring, operating system provisioning, comprehensive updates and patch management, firmware updates, and hardware management from power up to production in cross-platform Linux and Solaris(TM) Operating System-based x86 and SPARC(R) environments. As a result, Sun xVM Ops Center allows enterprises to streamline their data center operations, helping to lower costs and more easily manage rapid growth, data center consolidation and compliance requirements.

Business requirements that demand tremendous growth are creating more datacenter complexity, as administrators need to manage increasing volumes of data, applications, and people on the network, as well as the rapid proliferation of servers and guest operating systems,” said Steve Wilson, vice president, xVM, Sun Microsystems. “Through Sun xVM Ops Center's unique combination of asset discovery, inventory tracking, operating system provisioning, firmware updating and patch management capabilities, customers can automate a number of tasks on a global scale to improve their time to market and productivity to meet ever demanding service level agreements.”

Sun Microsystems Inc.

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