"As cloud computing deployments ramp up, so too does
the competitive battle for the cloud infrastructure technology
supporting those deployments.
"Linux vendor Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) said Tuesday that it would be
supplying IBM with the underlying virtualization technology for
IBM’s new cloud.
"Red Hat executives did not disclose financial specifics of the
deal, though they did describe the win as a major one. The deal is
the third major cloud virtualization technology win for Red Hat
this year as it stakes a claim in the nascent market for cloud
""IBM could have chosen anything -- they could have gone with
VMware, Microsoft's Hyper-V or something from kernel.org, but
instead they chose Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV),""