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Virtualization Showdown: VMware and Novell Counter Red Hat

Jun 10, 2010, 16:36 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"As part of an expanded relationship launched today, VMware will distribute and support Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. Under the agreement, VMware will standardize its virtual appliance-based products on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware added. Meanwhile, Novell continues to hedge its virtualization bets through an ongoing virtualization relationship with Microsoft, and a separate relationship with Citrix Systems.

"Translation: Novell is using a surround-and-conquer strategy to compete against RHEV, which is still a fledgling virtualization option."

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