얼마전, 오픈소스 데이터베이스 벤더인 MySQL AB를 흡수하여 날 놀라게 했던 Sun Microsystems가 다시 오픈소스 가상화 솔루션 벤더인 Innotek을 인수했다. 계속해서 깜짝 놀랄 인수합병 소식의 릴레이인데, 정말 더 이상 IT에서 자체적인 성장은 없는 것일까?

Innotek은, 한 일년 전쯤부터 사용해오고 있는, 상당한 수준의 완성도를 갖춘 오픈소스 데스크탑 솔루션인 VirtualBox를 만든 회사이다.

(내게 가상머신이 필요한 이유는 리눅스 데스크탑의 부족한 0.2%를 채워줄 뭔가이다.)


Sun Microsystems Announces Agreement to Acquire innotek, Expanding Sun xVM Reach to the Developer Desktop
Sun Microsystems Announces Agreement to Acquire innotek, Expanding Sun xVM Reach to the Developer Desktop

Free and Open Source VirtualBox Desktop Virtualization Available for All Major Operating Systems

SANTA CLARA, CA February 12, 2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced that it has entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire innotek, the provider of the leading edge, open source virtualization software called VirtualBox. By enabling developers to more efficiently build, test and run applications on multiple platforms, VirtualBox will extend the Sun xVM platform onto the desktop and strengthen Sun's leadership in the virtualization market. This software is available for all major operating systems at www.virtualbox.org and www.openxvm.org.

VirtualBox
innotek VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). See "About VirtualBox" for an introduction; see "innotek" for more about our company.

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