Sun Microsystem Launched Virtualization Software, xVM VirtualBox 2.0

Sun Microsystem unveiled new version of Virtualization Software  Sun XVM VirtualBox which is a free. Simultaneously, Sun also announced Enterprise Sun XVM VirtualBox with 24/7 Customer Support. The Virtual Box is a major open source software that supports Mac OS X, Linux, Windows, Solaris and OpenSolaris. XVM also extended its support for 64 bit Operating Systems like Red Hat Linux and Windows Vista.

Sun claims that that XVM Virtual Box was downloaded more than 6 million times worldwide and 15000 downloads a day. Subscriptions start
at $30 (USD) per user per year. To download the software and sign up for an enterprise support subscription, visit

Developers can create Virtual Machine at their desktop with the help of XVM Virtual Box. Then  they can easily build, test and run cross-platform, multi-tier applications on a single laptop or desktop computer. xVM VirtualBox software is a key component of Sun’s broader xVM virtualization and management software portfolio, which includes Sun xVM Ops Center, the upcoming Sun xVM Server, and the Sun Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) software.

“Virtual desktops, such as those provided by the XVM VirtualBox software, are the future of business desktops because they are more flexible, manageable and secure than traditional PC architectures. Enterprises will be thrilled with the XVM VirtualBox platform because it provides them an easier way to deliver a standard operating environment across their enterprises,” says Steve Wilson, vice president, XVM, Sun Microsystems.


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