virtualized worlds: Oracle goes XEN

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Oracle goes XEN

With Oracle ignoring virtualization for a long time and technology advancing I always considered a dementi of a dementi a question of time. Well folks, here we go, here goes Oracle to XEN. What a success for the XEN project, which was started in 2003.

What a giant step for mankind virtualization. This is the anticipated step towards application stacks and Mendel's Just enough OS. OS vendors time to wake up, now it's you looking for deals with app vendors.

What's next and who, SAP? :-)

Here's a quick glance at the management capabilities (called OVS Oracle Virtualization Suite). Looks ergonomic and intuitive. Let me spend a bit more time with the real thing.

Yet another question remaining: how does Oracle manage to triple performanceefficiency of Xen (Oracle uses Xen 3.1.1 bits)? Parts of it can be explained via the JeOS concept, yet ...

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