New Virtualization in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4
Sep 03, 2009, 02:04 (4 Talkback[s])
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"That's a question that Linux vendor Red Hat (NYSE:
RHT) is aiming to address with today's release of Red Hat
Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 5.4 -- the first deliverable in the
company's new enterprise virtualization effort that revolves around
the open source KVM hypervisor.
"With RHEL 5.4, Red Hat is now including KVM as the basis for
enterprise virtualization, though it is still supporting the Xen
hypervisor that debuted with the release of RHEL 5 in 2007.
"As a result, Red Hat isn't abandoning Xen, but it isn't betting
the future of Linux virtualization on it, either. Instead, Red Hat
believes its future is with KVM -- and with the RHEL 5.4 release,
the company is aiming to get enterprise customers to start thinking