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Will Pre-Installed Virtualization Challenge Linux Leaders?

Mar 06, 2008, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"We have been hearing rumblings about the server operating system and its role being disrupted by virtualization as companies such as VMware push hypervisor and virtualization management software beyond the OS directly to the server. The company highlighted the shift with a series of significant pre-installation announcements during VMworld Europe last week.

"VMware will embed its ESX 3i hypervisor in servers from Dell, Fujitsu Siemens, HP and IBM; it scored more specific deals to integrate its hypervisor software with 10 HP ProLiant server models and factory installation on Dell PowerEdge servers..."

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