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BEA + VMware = Virtual Java Appliances

Doesn’t Oracle have its own virtualization scheme? Isn’t it Xen?

Well, Oracle’s soon-to-be takeover, BEA – the feds just okayed the merger – said Wednesday that it had teamed with VMware to deliver Java virtualization to the enterprise.

BEA’s put a Client Extension on its LiquidVM so customers can deploy and manage enterprise Java apps as virtual machines in a VMware-virtualized environment.

VMware intends to package the extension in a future release of its VirtualCenter line, the management component of its precious VMware Infrastructure.

The LiquidVM VI Client Extension is supposed to make it easy to create, configure and manage LiquidVM-based virtual machines, such as WebLogic Server Virtual Edition or any other Java application, as standalone, bundled, ready-to-run software appliances from within VirtualCenter.

LiquidVM is a virtualization-enabled version of the JRockit JVM that can run on a hypervisor without a standard OS.



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