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Will SLES Make Virtualization Ubiquitous?

Apr 01, 2009, 04:31 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman)

"It's becoming increasingly clear that this shift is coming -- if it hasn't already -- to the virtualization market. This week, two unrelated announcements, one of which didn't have a whole lot to do with virtualization on the surface, got me thinking.

"Is the ultimate badge of a technology's maturity that it be integrated so deeply into a product that it becomes just another item in the checklist?

"On Tuesday, Novell released version 11 of Suse Linux Enterprise Server. Key feature improvements are enterprise Mono support (.NET on Linux), high availability enhancements and a streamlined operating system build geared toward appliance vendors.

"Even more significantly, is SLES 11's shift in focus. As virtualization has gained ground, vendors and analysts alike have been eulogizing the operating system. It appears Novell is among the first to take the message seriously."

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