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Oracle wants to go ahead with Xen

And what about the customers? Will they go with you too?

Although there are numerous vendors of server virtualization software, including Microsoft and Sun Microsystems, the company best known for it is VMware, which is owned by EMC.

"We have not certified our products for VMWare," Phillips said, adding that "people do that on their own." Oracle will, instead, put more of its efforts behind Xen.

"Our strategy is to want something that is standard and not proprietary," he said.

Phillips said Oracle's needs for virtualization might be different than the needs of other software companies or end users, but he still sees it as an enabling technology.


Well I am tempted to say things that I say to my close friends, when talking about Oracle. they ship the greatest product on the planet, they just need to start getting more accommodating!

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