Sun Microsystems expands its offerings with the acquisition of Q-layer

January 8, 2009 • Enterprise

sun.jpgSun Microsystems, announced it has acquired Q-layer, a cloud computing company that automates the deployment and management of both public and private clouds. The Q-layer organization, based in Belgium, will become part of Sun’s Cloud Computing business unit which develops and integrates cloud computing technologies, architectures and services.

The Q-layer technology simplifies cloud management and allows users to quickly provision and deploy applications. The Q-layer software supports instant provisioning of services such as servers, storage, bandwidth and applications.

“Sun’s open, network-centric approach coupled with optimized systems, software and services, provides the critical building blocks for private and public cloud offerings,” said David Douglas, senior vice president of Cloud Computing and chief sustainability officer, Sun Microsystems.

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