SOURCE: Oracle Corporation

Oracle Corporation

July 19, 2011 08:00 ET

Oracle Introduces Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1

New Release Advances Usability and Flexibility of Open Source, Cross-Platform Virtualization Software

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 19, 2011) - Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • Further demonstrating its commitment to enhancing the world's most popular, open source, cross-platform, virtualization software, Oracle today announced Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1.
  • New capabilities within Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1 significantly increase the usability and flexibility of the product by introducing a powerful new virtual machine cloning facility, enhanced large system support, improved remote access, and expanded platform and application support.
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox supports a variety of host operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux and other popular flavors of Linux.
  • Part of Oracle's comprehensive portfolio of virtualization solutions, Oracle VM VirtualBox, with over 46 million downloads, enables desktop or laptop computers to run multiple guest operating systems simultaneously, allowing users to get the most flexibility and utilization out of their PCs.
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1 is available as a free download. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply.

Virtual Desktop Solution Enriches Usability and Flexibility

  • Enhancements within Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1:
    • Powerful new virtual machine cloning: A new facility allows users to easily create clones from existing VMs or even specific snapshots. To save space, users can also now create full clones or linked clones.
    • Enhanced large system support: Introduces support for hosts and guest virtual machines (VMs) with up to 1TB RAM, as well as scalability for over a thousand VMs on a single host.
    • Improved remote access: When accessing virtual machines remotely, the VM can now see and use all monitors as if they were locally connected.
    • Expanded platform support: Delivers host and guest support for the latest Windows, Linux, Oracle Solaris and Mac platforms.
    • Support for Windows Aero: Allows Windows 7 guests to use transparency and other Aero effects.
    • Enhanced support for guest VM scripting: Enables administrators to create automated actions for virtual machines that can copy files, perform setup, configuration tasks and more.

Supporting Quote

  • "By significantly enhancing the world's most popular cross-platform virtualization software for the second time within a year, Oracle is clearly demonstrating its commitment to both the desktop virtualization market and the open source community," said Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle. "With the enhancements that have been introduced in Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1, customers can benefit from significant usability and flexibility improvements."

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