2009 Channel Contenders: Server Virtualization


Oracle

Oracle is a server virtualization Channel Contender due to its strength as a middleware vendor, but it's also at a crossroads. Oracle acquired Virtual Iron, and is in the process of acquiring Sun, both of which are also Channel Contenders. The company seems to be building its Oracle VM hypervisor to integrate with its middleware, which could either make it a server virtualization leader or hurt it with a lukewarm support for market leader VMware.