Red Hat, IBM Counter VMware In Government Market


As a result, The Red Hat-IBM solution could appeal to channel partners focused on homeland security projects, command-and-control operations, and government agencies that “previously were limited to proprietary virtualization technologies,” IBM and Red Hat assert.

Translation: Red Hat and IBM are taking aim at VMware. But VMware sounds like it’s prepared for the showdown. Indeed, VMware earned EAL4+ certification back in 2010. And this past weekend, VMware described how it is working with Kaspersky Lab to further bolster secure virtualization.