Sun adds VirtualBox to its shopping cart

By   |  February 13, 2008

Big hardware vendor Sun Microsystems is still on the aquisition trail. This time the company has bagged innotek, makers of open source virtalisation software VirtualBox.

Buying VirtualBox is likely to be a good move for Sun as it looks to grow its virtualisation strategy. Innotek’s product was one of the last quality virtualisation products around and was ripe for the picking.

Just over a month ago Sun picked up open source database maker MySQL for a cool $1 billion. Now it has a vistualisation tool that will become part of the Sun xVM server lineup. At this point details of how much the deal is worth are not available and apparently the deal will only be finalised much later this year.

VirtualBox runs on Linux, Mac, Windows and Solaris machines and supports all of those side by side.Thumbs up to reader Dawie Joubert for the tip-off.

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