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Red Hat Challenges Ubuntu with KVM Support

Sep 10, 2009, 07:32 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Red Hat's decision to offer official support for KVM likely stems from efforts to safeguard its enterprise market share against encroachment by Canonical, which continues to pour resources into developing a foothold on the Linux-server front. But whether the move will pay off for Red Hat remains to be seen.

"On the one hand, support for KVM in RHEL 5.4 may convince some customers who would have switched to Ubuntu in order to take advantage of its virtualization tools to stick instead with Red Hat. But in order to keep those patrons, Red Hat needs to deliver a virtualization suite for KVM that's on par with the infrastructure already built into current Ubuntu releases."

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