Roundup: Red Hat Has Announcement-Fest

Red Hat Enables Virtualization for Millions of Servers

“Red Hat today announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5.1, with integrated virtualization. This release provides
the most compelling platform for customers and software developers
ever, with its industry-leading virtualization capabilities
complementing Red Hat’s newly announced Linux Automation strategy.
It offers the industry’s broadest deployment ecosystem, covering
standalone systems, virtualized systems, appliances and web-scale
‘cloud’ computing environments…”

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Red Hat Announces Red Hat Enterprise Linux Available On Demand
on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

“Red Hat today announced the beta availability of Red Hat
Enterprise Linux on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), a
web service that provides resizeable compute capacity in the cloud.
This collaboration makes all the capabilities of Red Hat Enterprise
Linux, including the Red Hat Network management service,
world-class technical support and over 3,400 certified
applications, available to customers on Amazon’s proven network
infrastructure and datacenters…”


Red Hat Announces Appliance Platform to Improve Economics and
Expand Market for Software Vendors

“Red Hat today announced its plans to enable independent
software vendors (ISVs) to deliver appliance-based solutions to
their customers, broadening their market reach while minimizing
their development and support costs. The Red Hat Appliance
Operating System will allow applications that are certified on Red
Hat Enterprise Linux to be deployed as software appliances on the
broadest range of servers in the industry, including those running
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, VMware ESX and Microsoft Windows
Viridian. Red Hat’s Linux Automation strategy, also announced
today, delivers a standardized development, deployment and
management infrastructure for the entire Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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