Oracle Lays Out Virtualisation Strategy

Oracle has announced plans to integrate virtualisation capabilities with its line-up of hardware, software and application offerings.

According to tech news site ZD Net, the company will outline its virtualisation roadmap via a web cast on Thursday.

The Oracle strategy underlines its efforts to offer more virtualisation-based products than its rivals, such as VMware.

Oracle's virtualisation efforts involve its Enterprise Manager software, which allows IT administrators to manage an organisation's IT infrastructure and other related operations.

By integrating its entire IT portfolio with virtualisation capabilities, Oracle believes will be able to offer its customers a lot more than just server virtualisation, which is offered by VMware and other rival companies.

Oracle has acquired a number of virtualisation tools over the past couple of years, including applications, software and desktop virtualisation tools, as well as the virtualisation portfolio it acquired from Sun.