Oracle software is so ubiquitous in corporate data centers that anything connecting it with
virtualization is significant. In this case, however, many analysts say Oracle’s offering indicates more that basic
hypervisors are becoming commodities, rather than anything about a change in Oracle’s virtualization strategy. Management of
virtual server farms has become more important than simple support for a guest OS. Having an Oracle hypervisor and explicit
support from Oracle, both in its software and support, will make running Oracle software in virtual environments that much
easier, analysts say.