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Oracle Linux and Virtualization: The Man Behind the Strategy

Apr 16, 2012, 14:03 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Oracle recently released Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 for Oracle Linux. Oracle claims the performance enhancements allowed the company to achieve record database benchmark results. Plus, Oracle Linux is compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle asserts.

"Meanwhile, Oracle claims its virtualization technology ? Oracle VM 3.0 ? offers four times the scalability of VMware ?at a fraction of the cost.?

"Despite those updates and claims, Red Hat and VMware both continue to chug along, each delivering double-digit revenue growth. Red Hat recently became the world?s first $1 billion software company focused purely on open source. And VMware recently reaffirmed its growth goals, despite a CFO transition at the company."

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