Will Pre-Installed Virtualization Challenge Linux Leaders?

“We have been hearing rumblings about the server operating
system and its role being disrupted by virtualization as companies
such as VMware push hypervisor and virtualization management
software beyond the OS directly to the server. The company
highlighted the shift with a series of significant pre-installation
announcements during VMworld Europe last week.

“VMware will embed its ESX 3i hypervisor in servers from Dell,
Fujitsu Siemens, HP and IBM; it scored more specific deals to
integrate its hypervisor software with 10 HP ProLiant server models
and factory installation on Dell PowerEdge servers…”

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