Today we introduced Oracle VM VirtualBox 7.
The latest release of the world’s most popular free, open source, and cross-platform virtualization software can help DevOps engineers and distributed teams increase productivity and reduce their organizations’ operational complexity and cost.
The latest release is packed with new features. These include integration with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), enhanced 3D support, an automated virtual machine (VM) builder, and full VM encryption. The new features will help organizations simplify the management of their VMs and help accelerate application deployment in the cloud and on-premises.
This is important as while adoption of cloud-native development technologies is steadily increasing, many DevOps teams continue to rely on VMs as an essential part of their toolkit.
VMs provide agility, flexibility, and scalability during development, but DevOps teams can struggle to derive the full value from their VMs and virtualization management software due to the challenges of configuring the VMs for the cloud, managing multiple physical systems, ensuring secure encryption, and working across different operating systems and development platforms. With Oracle VM VirtualBox 7, we are removing this complexity and directly addressing each of these challenges.
“Oracle VM VirtualBox has been the foundation of our solution, R&S Browser in the Box, for several years. It provides an important level of security against attackers as it is isolated from the client’s intranet and Windows operating system,” said Clemens Alexander Schulz, director of desktop security, Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity. “The enhancements in VirtualBox 7 will help us continue to provide a unique and highly secure solution to our customers. We are particularly interested in the advanced 3D support, which can help us improve modern 3D integrations in webpages and standalone applications—with far superior performance over competitive offerings.”
VirtualBox runs a wide range of operating systems on a single device simultaneously and helps simplify the export and import of VMs to and from the cloud.
VirtualBox 7 helps customers securely accelerate application deployment while simplifying the management of their VMs on-premises and in the cloud. Key new features in Oracle VM VirtualBox 7 include:
We are also providing an installer package as a developer preview. This is available for macOS/Arm64 systems using an Apple Silicon CPU to run some guest operating systems for Intel/AMD x86 CPUs in an emulation. This developer preview represents a work in progress project and provides early access to unsupported software features.
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