"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.
"This is the first concrete steps in Red Hat's virtualization
plans, which came after the company's September 2008 acquisition of
Qumranet Inc. That deal brought KVM, SolidICE/SPICE (Simple
Protocol for Independent Computing Environments) desktop
virtualization software suite and virtualization management
technologies to Red Hat."