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Sun Microsystems Expands Cloud Computing Offerings

Sun Microsystems Expands Cloud Computing Offerings

Q-layer to become part of its cloud computing business unit which develops and integrates cloud computing technologies, architectures and services.

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

It further states that the Q-layer technology simplifies cloud management and allows users to quickly provision and deploy applications, a key component in its strategy to enable building public and private clouds. The company avers that as businesses continue to rely more on technology to drive processes, the agility of the datacenter determines the flexibility of the entire company. It adds that the Q-layer software supports instant provisioning of services such as servers, storage, bandwidth and applications, enabling users to scale their own environments to meet their specific requirements.

"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. "Q-layer's technology and expertise will enhance Sun's offerings, simplifying cloud management and speeding application deployment."

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