Red Hat, IBM aim to push enterprise open source virtualization

Summary:Red Hat and IBM said they will collaborate to create products based on KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) technology. The aim: Drive open source virtualization in the enterprise.

Red Hat and IBM said Tuesday they will collaborate to create products based on KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) technology. The aim: Drive open source virtualization in the enterprise.

Under the partnership, IBM and Red Hat will aim to create repeatable products and services based on KVM, which allows you to create multiple versions of Windows and Linux environments on one server.

Red Hat and IBM, which are already frequent partners on large enterprise deals, will jointly develop virtualization and cloud management interfaces via APIs connecting Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager, IBM Director and Tivoli software. These APIs will govern cloud and data center automation, storage, networking and security.

The effort was announced at the Red Hat Summit and JBoss World in Boston.

Among other items from Red Hat:

  • Red Hat launched the JBoss Enterprise Data Grid 6, which aims to take its middleware and make it more cloud friendly. The JBoss Enterprise Data Grid is designed to take the load off database servers in clustering environments such as platform as a service. The software is based on NoSQL technologies and the Infinispan JBoss community project.
  • The company rolled out the JBoss Certified Developer program, which aims to certify skills in J-Boss development and technologies. The first credential will focus on using the Java Persistence API and Hibernate, an mapping framework for Java.
  • And Red Hat opened up early access to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, which will be generally available in early 2012. The effort is aimed at the platform as a service market.

Topics: Software, Enterprise Software, IBM, Linux, Open Source, Virtualization

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