David Yuile, AAPT general manager networks and technology, said: "We chose VMware and Sun because of their experience with virtualisation, where no other vendors could match our needs."
Under the OEM deal between Sun and VMware, announced in February, Sun offers the VMware Infrastructure product suite on Sun hardware with full support from Sun. The two companies said they would also collaborate on system management configuration, deployment and monitoring for each other's products.
Sun and VMware have had a relationship since 2005 when they formed an alliance to deliver VMware server virtualisation capabilities on Sun Fire x64 servers and the Sun StorEdge 6920 system. The two also signed a technology agreement to provide support for the Solaris 10 as a guest OS on future VMware server and desktop products.