Red Hat and IBM team up on virtualisation push

Summary:The companies aim to drive open-source virtualisation in the enterprise by creating products based on kernel-based virtual machine technology

Red Hat and IBM said on Tuesday they will collaborate to create products based on kernel-based virtual machine technology, with the aim of driving open-source virtualisation in the enterprise.

Under the partnership, IBM and Red Hat will aim to create repeatable products and services based on kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) tech, which allows users to create multiple versions of Windows and Linux environments on one server.

Red Hat and IBM, who are already frequent partners on large enterprise deals, will jointly develop virtualisation and cloud management interfaces via APIs connecting Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation Manager, IBM Director and Tivoli software. These APIs will govern cloud and datacentre automation, storage, networking and security.

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Topics: Virtualization


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