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[News] Virtualization Determines Winners, Oracle Challenges VMWare

  • Subject: [News] Virtualization Determines Winners, Oracle Challenges VMWare
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 07:45:35 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Oracle Joins Virtual Fray

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| I suspect more large vendors will begin looking to reach down the stack to 
| fold OS and virtualization capabilities into their software. If VMware is to 
| maintain its strong position as a platform vendor, the company will have to 
| make it more attractive for these ISVs to run their stack consolidations 
| through VMware than on their own. If VMware plays it well, we may see Oracle 
| stock­holders worrying about VMware leading a charge to grab a piece of 
| Oracle's action, instead of the reverse.      


Microsoft will play dirty here. It has already messed about with the EULAs,
used anti-GPL poison (hypercalls), made things technically incompatible,
acquired a virtulisation company, hijacked Xen by proxy, it intends to
prebundle virtualisation, and it spreads FUD. How far will it go? It's only
the beginning.


Oracle adds virtualization as VMware shares fall

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| Mware shares fell 8.4 percent after executives at Oracle, the world's 
| second-largest software maker, demonstrated the product before thousands of 
| customers at a conference in San Francisco. Oracle shares rose as much as 2.9 
| percent.   


RedHat Thinks Software Should Come In A Virtual Machine

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| Wouldn’t it be nice if the enterprise software world were on board with your 
| server virtualization efforts? Imagine downloading the latest version of 
| PeopleSoft or Crystal Reports in a virtual server format that could be loaded 
| on to VMware ESX and would just run – no installation, no configuration 
| hassles, just instantiate and go.    


Analysts call Oracle’s virtualization bluff

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| As Dan Farber detailed, Oracle’s own version of the Xen hypervisor seemed to 
| be targeted at Red Hat, but impacted a bunch of other companies such as 
| VMware and Citrix, which recently bought Xensource. In the big picture, the 
| hypervisor writing is on the wall: It’ll be a commodity.   


Oracle Unveils Oracle(R) VM

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| Faster, Cheaper and Scalable Server Virtualization; Fully Supported for 
| Deploying Oracle and Linux 
| Oracle today announced Oracle(R) VM, server virtualization software which 
| supports both Oracle and non-Oracle applications. 


Virtualization: A feature of the hardware, not the OS?

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| "Even though Xen has been part of (Linux products) for a while, it's really 
| just now getting ready for prime time," Haff said. "VMware is still very much 
| the dominant player in virtualization."  


Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 lags behind competition

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| Microsoft released its Virtual PC (VPC) 2007 virtualization software
| as freeware recently, and you definitely get what you pay for. VPC
| 2007 isn't Open Source, nor does it run on Linux. Linux isn't even
| mentioned as supported guest operating system, but since people
| have successfully run several Linux distributions through earlier
| versions of VPC, I decided to give it a go. After several hours
| of struggle, I found out why VPC 2007 doesn't claim to support
| Linux distros.


A Software Maker Goes Up Against Microsoft

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| When quizzed on Microsoft's plans, Mr. Ballmer replied, "Our view is
| that virtualization is something that should be built into the
| operating system."


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