Sun acquires cloud virtual data center company
January 8, 2009 Leave a comment
Sun has acquired Q-layer, a Belgian vendor of software for automating the management of computing clouds. The acquisition provides a clue as to how Sun plans to go about delivering on the cloud computing strategy it outlined last month.
“The founders’ idea was to provide a virtual data centre for cloud-based computing services offered by both external and internal (inside an enterprise) data centre service suppliers. The server, storage and network facilities of a commodity-based physical data centre would be abstracted into a DAL, a database abstraction layer, and a language invented to instantiate and operate a virtual private data centre (VPDC) in a cloud. Q-layer’s NephOS software operates through existing virtualisation hypervisor technologies such as those from MIcrosoft, Sun, VMware and Xen.” Full Story