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Certification aka "Some Assembly Required"

Nov 12, 2007, 22:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Billy Marshall)

"Red Hat announced yesterday that it intends to provide a product for application vendors to use as a basis for virtual appliances. The product will be the same as the general purpose release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux in order to maintain 'certification.' It will, however, have a new name--Red Hat Appliance OS. According to Red Hat, the product will be a valuable alternative to rPath because it preserves application 'certification.' Apparently this means that customers will still need to assemble, configure, and maintain the components inside the virtual appliance. After all, 'certification' is only valuable when the components are not provided as an integrated, optimized, and tested unit..."

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