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Sun Showcases Virtualization Solutions at SAP Virtualization Week 2009 – April 20-24
Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced that it will demonstrate virtualization solutions, resulting from its technical collaboration with SAP AG, at SAP Virtualization Week 2009, being held April 20-24 at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, CA. In addition, Sun is announcing expanded support for the Adaptive Computing Controller tool from SAP via the Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System and Sun Logical Domains (LDoms) software. Sun has also joined SAP as a founding member of the “Green IT” community. For more information on Sun virtualization solutions in support of SAP applications, visit: http://www.sun.com/sap/virtualization.

“For more than 10 years, Sun and SAP have been delivering virtualization solutions to our joint customers across the globe,” said Jim McHugh, vice president of Data Center Software Marketing at Sun. Sun offers a complete desktop-to-datacenter virtualization product portfolio to help companies more efficiently deploy SAP solutions, simplify IT infrastructures and leverage computing resources more effectively.”

Sun also announced its participation as a founding member of the Green IT community. The Green IT community will work together to generate a shared map of solutions and services for Green IT and identify opportunities for co-innovation, co-development and standardization.

Solaris Containers and Solaris ZFS Tested for Compliance With Adaptive Computing Controller Tool

The Solaris 10 OS, featuring Solaris Containers and the Solaris ZFS(TM) file system, runs across multiple platforms, enabling customers to configure and virtualize SAP solutions. Sun has worked closely with SAP to test the compliance of specifically designed solutions with the Adaptive Computing Controller tool. The Solaris OS used together with the Adaptive Computing Controller tool provides a central point of control for customers to configure their computing resources to run any service on any server at any time. In addition, Sun is continuing to work with SAP to integrate and test additional virtualization technologies with SAP solutions, such as enabling Sun xVM Ops Center to create, start, stop, and move instances of SAP applications across groups of servers.

Operating system virtualization can help companies to reduce costs through sever consolidation and maximum usage of resources. Solaris Containers allows integrated virtualization with low overhead, at no cost. Solaris Containers can support thousands of applications on a single server, which helps reduce server footprint, simplify system management and reduce costs. The Adaptive Computing Controller tool can be used in combination with Solaris Containers to provide a single source of control to operate, observe, manage, and provision SAP applications in a container environment.

Solaris ZFS provides unparalleled data integrity, capability, performance and management. Used with Solaris Containers, the ZFS file system provides a low-cost, flexible solution for fast, easy data recovery. In addition, storage virtualization powered by the ZFS file system helps to centralize and pool storage into a single resource, streamlines the entire storage environment and applies the most cost-effective resources for each task.

LDoms Support for SAP Business Applications

The latest update to Sun LDoms software features advanced capabilities to help customers drive greater data center efficiency, including both Dynamic Domain Mobility, as well as advance network and storage I/O features to help applications be more resilient to hardware outages and provide customers the flexibility to modify their systems resources to address their changing business requirements. With integration for the Adaptive Computing Controller tool, customers can quickly and easily move existing physical environments to virtual containers on Solaris 10 and leverage LDoms software to take advantage of the performance, scale and cost savings of new CMT-based servers.

Sun Participates In SAP Virtualization Week 2009

As part of SAP Virtualization Week 2009, on Tuesday, April 21st, Sun's Virtualization CTO, Tim Marsland, will participate in a panel discussion, along with Simon Crosby, CTO, Virtualization and Management at Citrix; Mike Neil, GM Virtualization at Microsoft; Steve Herrod, CTO at VMware; and Alex Vasilevsky, CTO, Virtual Computer, hosted by "The Churchill Club" http://churchillclub.org/eventDetail.jsp?EVT_ID=812.

Sun will also be demonstrating some of its virtualization technologies, including xVM Ops Center and Sun VirtualBox(TM), as well as participating in two breakout sessions at SAP Virtualization Week: “Serving 82,000 students efficiently with the use of Sun Virtualization Technologies,” delivered by the Technical University of Munich at 9 a.m. on April 21st and “Sun and SAP Expand your Virtualization Choices” at 3 p.m. on April 22nd.

Brown-Forman and The Technical University of Munich Leverage Sun Virtualization Solutions

Sun offers a complete desktop-to-datacenter virtualization product portfolio in support of SAP applications and a comprehensive set of virtualization solutions to help customers deploy new services faster, maximize the utilization of system resources and more easily monitor and manage virtualized environments. For more details, visit: http://www.sun.com/sap/virtualization.

Published Monday, April 20, 2009 7:13 PM by David Marshall
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