Earlier this week, CA announced its support for Oracle/Sun Solaris Containers (aka Zones) OS virtualization technology in a number of products:
- Spectrum Infrastructure Manager
- eHealth Performance Manager
- Spectrum Service Assurance
- Spectrum Automation Manager
CA calls then its virtualization management platform but the technologies above primarily support physical servers and over time added support for VMware ESX and now Solaris Containers.
Sun announced its OS virtualization technology a the beginning of 2004, releasing Containers as part of Solaris 10 in February 2005.
CA decides to support it only five years later, now that Oracle acquired Sun and announced its commitment on Solaris.
Other companies may see a new opportunity here and follow CA.
Another interesting thing is that CA decided to give priority to Solaris Containers rather than Microsoft Hyper-V or Citrix XenServer.