Annual subscription prices for Ops Center, with technical support and remote customer service built in, will range from $100 (£50) to $350 (£175) per server. Sun also is offering a broader subscription plan for $10,000 (£5,000); that offering, known as Satellite Server, includes on-site installation and training in addition to the software and basic support.
Sun plans to rapidly expand and update the xVM product line. In next year's second quarter, the company is scheduled to release xVM Server, a hypervisor that Teich said will be similar in functionality to VMware's market-leading ESX Server software. Sun also plans to release Version 2.0 of xVM Ops Center at that point, according to Teich.