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[News] Red Hat Virtualisation Targets Also Desktops

  • Subject: [News] Red Hat Virtualisation Targets Also Desktops
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 02:32:37 +0100
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Red Hat sets stage for open source virtualization

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| Messer said this opens up more customers 
| to adopt virtualization solutions of their 
| choice, including Red Hatâs four main 
| offerings for businesses: the Red Hat 
| Enterprise Linux, the Red Hat Enterprise 
| Virtualizaton Manager for Servers, the Red 
| Hat Virtualization Manager for Desktops, 
| and the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 
| Hypervisor.



Red Hat brings virtualisation workshops to town

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| Virtualisation company Red Hat is giving its
| partners a sneak preview of Enterprise Linux 5.4
| at workshops taking place in Auckland and
| Wellington later this month.


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.


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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