VirtualBox 2.2 supports OVF and virtual appliances

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Sun Microsystems has announced the availability of Sun VirtualBox 2.2, which introduces support for the new Open Virtualization Format (OVF) standard, along with significant performance enhancements and updates. VirtualBox 2.2 software enables users to build virtual machines or appliances and effortlessly export them from a development environment, and import them into a production environment. Support for OVF also helps to ensure VirtualBox 2.2 software is interoperable with other technologies that follow the standard. Additional features of VirtualBox 2.2 software include Hypervisor optimisations, 3D graphics acceleration for Linux and Solaris applications using OpenGL, and a new host-interface networking mode, which makes it easier to run server applications in virtual machines. To download the freely available Sun VirtualBox software, visit: http://www.sun.com/software/products/virtualbox/get.jsp.

Source of Information : Linux For You May 2009

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