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[News] Red Hat Attains Hypervisor Compatibility with Windows (/Without/ Patent Extortion)

  • Subject: [News] Red Hat Attains Hypervisor Compatibility with Windows (/Without/ Patent Extortion)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2009 17:50:24 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Microsoft and Red Hat consummate virtualization vows

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| The interoperability pact was inked in February of 
| this year, leading the companies to "synchronize 
| testing" in counterpart validation programs over 
| the months. Starting today, businesses can mix and 
| mingle Windows Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 
| on visualized environments with joint support from 
| Microsoft and Red Hat.


Red Hat and Microsoft Expand Virtualization Interoperability Options

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| In response to customer demand for 
| interoperability in their IT environments, Red Hat 
| and Microsoft have completed testing and 
| validation for mutual customers using server 
| virtualization. Joint support from Red Hat and 
| Microsoft for these configurations is available 
| today.


Microsoft, Red Hat seal the deal on interoperability


Red Hat hosts âRed Hat Enterprise Virtualization: Make Virtualization a Breezeâ briefing sessions across Australia

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| Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the worldâs leading 
| provider of open source solutions, will host a 
| series of briefing sessions across Australia based 
| on âRed Hat Enterprise Virtualization: Make 
| Virtualization a Breezeâ.


Open source virtualisation briefings come to NZ

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| Hosted by Red Hat, two briefing sessions will be 
| held in New Zealand regarding the use of open 
| source in enterprise virtualisation.


Sun adds Oracle Linux to ops tools

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| Sun Microsystemsâ xVM server virtualization 
| hypervisor has not yet seen the light of day as a 
| commercial product, but the company is continuing 
| to enhance the management tool. Now, the latest 
| version of Ops Center has arrived featuring 
| enhancements for running Solaris-based 
| virtualization.



Will KVM KO Xen?

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| Those looking to get their hands on KVM need look no further than the Linux
| kernel itself, of which KVM is part. This makes vendor compatibility quite
| straightforward: All ISVs that are certified for RHEL are also certified for
| deployment on KVM.


Red Hat pumps out commercial KVM

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| Commercial Linux distributor Red Hat is hosting its annual summit in Chicago
| this week, and the star of the event was today's launch of Red Hat Enterprise
| Linux 5.4, which sports the first commercially supported KVM hypervisor from
| the company.


Red Hat Network Satellite 5.3 hits orbit with open source

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| Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) today announced the release of Red Hat Network Satellite
| 5.3, the first release of the systems management tool built from the
| Spacewalk open source project.


Virt-manager 0.8.0 Released

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| Virt-manager 0.8.0 release was officially annouced late last night. This
| latest release includes bug fixes and a couple of new features, my personal
| favourite being the Clone VM wizard that I briefly mentioned in here. The
| official announcement lists the following new features...


Red Hat's standalone hypervisor goes beta

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| Commercial Linux distributor Red Hat threw its, er, red hat into the
| virtualization ring back in February when it announced it was creating a
| standalone Enterprise Virtualization hypervisor based on KVM to compete with
| the likes of VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix Systems. Today, that standalone
| hypervisor and the tools to manage it for servers and desktops moved into
| beta.


Red Hat makes KVM its Linux virtualization of choice

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| Despite Red Hatâs surprising announcement last week that it would be
| partnering with Microsoft on virtualization, on February 23rd, Red Hatâs
| announced that it would be switching its virtualization strategy from a mix
| of virtualization programs, including the Microsoft-friendly Xen, to focusing
| on Linuxâs baked-in KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)
| KVM, as Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens admitted during a press call, is still a
| work in progress. But, Stevens assured the audience, by working with IBM and
| Intel, Red Hat will be able to deliver its full Red Hat Virtualization
| portfolio within the next 12-months. The first fruits of this switch will
| appear in RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) 5.4, which is due out in August
| 2009.


KVM virtualisation in Red Hat Linux next year

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| Red Hat will be in a position to offer Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM), the open
| source virtualisation it garnered with the acquisition of Qumranet, in the
| first half of 2009.
| Asked by CBR when Red Hat will be able to offer the KVM technology as part of
| Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the firmâs president and CEO Jim Whitehurst said it
| is âhighly likelyâ that it would be during calendar 2009 but would not be
| drawn further.



Red Hat acquires Qumranet

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| Red Hat Inc has acquired Qumranet Inc, the makers of SolidIce. The
| acquisition of Israel-based company adds a virtual desktop infrastructure
| (VDI) product to Red Hat's product portfolio. Red Hat paid $107 million for
| Qumranet. Qumranet's SolidICE product provides a kernel based virtual machine
| based around the open source KVM project which they also sponsor. The KVM
| project has been incorporated into the mainstream Linux kernel since version
| 2.6.20.

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