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Red Hat Hires Microsoft Veteran to Challenge VMware Virtualization

Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) CEO Jim Whitehurst has long predicted open source virtualization will eventually leapfrog VMware’s (NYSE:VMW) vSphere. So far that reality has not materialized. But a new Red Hat hire — Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) cloud veteran Radhesh Balakrishnan — will aim to change that.