Virtualbox

Virtualbox

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Founded: 2000

Hypervisor software developed by Innotek GmbH, a Weinstadt, Germany-based supplier of virtualization software. Founded by Achim Hasenmueller, who is currently advisor to Green IT Globe and Racktivity. The company was founded in 2000.

Exit: 2008

Acquired by SUN Microsystems (now Oracle) in 2008. It enabled all developers worldwide with a more performing hypervisor that can be installed locally. Virtualbox is the most popular DevOps hypervisor in the world.

Milestones:
  • The first neutral hypervisor in the world
  • When acquired it had more than 5.000.000 users
  • Virtualbox had more than 1.000.000 downloads per week
  • Incubaid has led the technology positioning and exit to SUN
Today:
  • Virtualbox is still the most downloaded hypervisor in the world
  • Virtualbox is the most efficient hypervisor for local installation
  • Virtualbox is the most popular DevOps hypervisor for 20 million developers
Website:

www.virtualbox.org