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19 Oct 2009 Oracle VM Server Virtualization Software 2.2 [22490]
Latest Release Adds Support for Intel 5500 and Six-core AMD Processors

Oracle VM is server virtualization software that fully supports both Oracle and non-Oracle applications. The latest release is version 2.2, which features the latest Xen-based, industry-standard hypervisor, Xen 3.4, and provides performance enhancements for customers running Intel Xeon processor 5500 series, as well as six-core AMD Opteron processors.
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11 Sep 2009 New Speed Benchmark Set by Joyent with MySQL in the Cloud [22224]
Outpaces Amazon EC2

Enterprise-class cloud computing vendor Joyent now offers optimizations to the Joyent Cloud for MySQL with Joyent and Sun's database group teaming up to create Virtual Appliance templates for the database. Performance benchmarks demonstrate that Joyent's Virtual Appliance for MySQL can deliver three times the number of Transactions per Second than comparable deployments of Xen-based clouds, such as Amazon's EC2.
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03 Sep 2009 Weeding the Operating System with the Hypervisor Hoe [22176]
Sun Engineer Mick Jordan on Project Guest VM

" awful lot of what goes into a modern operating system is just taking up space -- space that could be put to better use," writes Al Riske in his interview of Sun Senior Staff Engineer Mick Jordan, who is currently at work on a project called Guest VM, which involves the use of hypervisors to study the better uses that might be made of a modern operating system.
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27 Aug 2009 Project Crossbow Enables New Levels of Virtualization in the Solaris Network Stack [22184]
Etherstubs Feature Simulates Complete Network Topologies

Thanks to Sun's Project Crossbow, which enables full virtualization of the Solaris network stack, network interface cards (NICs) can now be virtualized into one or more virtual NICs (VNICs). These VNICs can then be individually configured and tuned to take advantage of the physical NIC's in-hardware capabilities and workload needs. So writes Ben Rockwood in his article for Search, "Solaris Project Crossbow Offers Virtualized Network Management."
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04 Aug 2009 Music-Analysis Firm Saves 50% on Hardware Costs with Sun Startup Essentials Program [22047]
Also Gains Efficiency, Speed, Networking Support

By working with Sun Startup Essentials program, MusicMetric of London paid 50% less than it originally estimated for the cost of hardware and cut server power-consumption 60% by choosing Sun over Dell. Networking is another benefit MusicMetric has reaped with the Sun Startup Essentials program. "We try to go to as many Sun events as we can," commented MusicMetric's Greg Mead. "It's a really good way to meet other people dealing with similar challenges and Stewart Townsend, a Startup Essentials Manager, has introduced us to some great business leads."
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