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Oracle to stop developing Sun virtualization technologies

Oracle to stop developing Sun virtualization technologies
Ravi Mandalia

Oracle will soon be announcing its decision to stop development of Sun virtualization technologies including Sun Ray Software and Hardware, Oracle Virtual Desktop Client, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) product lines.

In an update to its support policies [Oracle support login required] for virtualization software and hardware, the database company has revealed that this decision is a result of its efforts to “tightly align Oracle’s future desktop virtualization portfolio investments with Oracle Corporation’s overall core business strategy.”

With this Oracle notes, “we have ended new feature development for Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Software, Oracle Virtual Desktop Client (OVDC) Software, Oracle Sun Ray Software (SRS), and Oracle Sun Ray Client hardware (including Sun Ray Operating Software).”

The above product lines were picked up by Oracle when it acquired Sun in 2009 and are used by customers to manage, deploy and provide users with client access to server-hosted desktop operating systems from almost any device.

The support document further notes that Oracle will be concentrating on development of Oracle Secure Global Desktop – a server based VDI program, and Oracle VM VirtualBox software – a popular desktop virtualization software.

Oracle hasn’t revealed anything about the last day of orders for these products and has assured that it will continue to support the existing hardware and software as well as renew licenses.

[Update: 16/07/2013 08:15 GMT] Through an official blog post, Oracle has confirmed that it will be ending development of Sun virtualization technologies.