Sun Microsystem inks OEM agreements

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Bangalore, Aug 18 (UNI) Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced new multi-year Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) agreements with Avanquest Software, Q-layer and Zenith InfoTech Ltd.

to expand the global reach of Sun(TM) xVM VirtualBox(TM).

OEMs leverage the power of Sun's open source virtualization solution to help deliver highly available, secure and dynamic virtualized offerings.

According to a release here, these companies join a growing ecosystem of partners committed to Sun xVM VirtualBox,the industry's most popular cross-platform virtualization software. Sun xVM VirtualBox is available via the OEM program or in a free, open source version at www.virtualbox.org.

Sun xVM VirtualBox is a high performance, small footprint virtualization platform enables users to create 'virtual machines' into which they can install whichever operating system and application stack they choose.

Sun Microsystems Vice President (xVM) said that "Sun xVM VirtualBox has become hugely popular with developers and power users, and with a modular core that enables it to be embedded in many other solutions, xVM VirtualBox is expanding its reach to new audiences." "These recent agreements are just a few examples of how OEMs are leveraging core xVM virtualization technology to produce new solutions with unparalleled performance and functionality," he said.

Since its release in January 2007, Sun xVM VirtualBox has surpassed 5 million downloads, and is the first free hypervisor to support all major host operating systems, including Mac OS X, Linux, Windows, Solaris(TM) and OpenSolaris(TM). At a mere 20 megabyte download, the software installs in less than 5 minutes.

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