Sun Acquires VirtualBox Parent Innotek

Susan Hall

Sun Microsystems has entered a stock purchase agreement to acquire Innotek, a Stuttgart, Germany, company that will further its overall virtualization strategy, reports CRN.


Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The company was established to support VirtualBox, open source code aimed at developers who want to run virtual environments that match the target environment for their prospective application, according to InformationWeek. It plans to use VirtualBox to extend the Sun xVM virtualization software.


VirtualBox has been downloaded more than 4 million times since January 2007. Just last month, Sun bought the open source database icon MySQL.

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