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The Xen hypervisor has just had a new release under its new management, The Linux Foundation.
Xen, Citrix's popular open-source hypervisor, is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project with the backing of such major technology powers such as Amazon Web Services, Google, and Intel.
Red Hat announced an upgrade of its Enterprise Linux that offers increased scalability, performance and management of its KVM virtualization as well as performance kicks for Xen. RHEL 5.8, along with the beta of a new Subscription Asset Manager (SAM) tool, were made available on Feb. 21.
RHEL 6 offers greatly enhanced scalability and is well equipped to handle future technological advances. The switch to KVM virtualisation and server subscription tweaks may not be universally popular, but existing Red Hat customers and new Linux converts should still consider it.
Novell's service pack update to SLE 11 improves integration with Hyper-V, adds KVM support and offers the latest Xen hypervisor, among other changes
Novell's first service pack for SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 delivers a host of significant new virtualization and high availability features and support options.First, SP1 offers the latest Xen hypervisor, Xen 4.
The first test version of Red Hat's Linux distribution is the first to focus solely on the KVM hypervisor
The enterprise open-source software company is moving away from Xen towards its own KVM technology, as part of its virtualisation strategy
When I heard last week that Microsoft and Red Hat would cooperate on Xen virtualization, I knew the Linux leader's long awaited KVM strategy would be right around the corner.It's no secret that Red Hat has chosen KVM in the Linux kernel over Xen as its long term virtualization engine.
Early releases of the Xen hypervisor showed promise but had lots of rough edges. Citrix's XenServer 5, however, is very much a production-class virtualisation solution with features that match, and in some cases exceed, what's available on rival platforms.
Novell's Suse Linux will be supported as a guest OS under the hypervisor, but observers aren't holding out for Microsoft support of other Linux versions
Setting out the roles of the two hypervisors it is working on, Red Hat has predicted virtualisation will be included in all operating systems for free
VMware is the clear market leader in providing virtualization technology with 82% of the sample using VMware. Despite high levels of Linux use, only 3% of the sample were using Xen as their virtualization platform. Microsoft was used by 13% of the sample base with various Unix technologies and mainframe accounting for 14%. 59% of [...]
Linux specialist Red Hat has announced it is developing an embedded hypervisor product that it claims will complement, rather than compete with, its existing virtualisation strategy.
Linux company says the product, now in beta, will complement--not compete with--its existing virtualization strategy based on Xen.(By Andrew Donoghue of ZDNet UK)
The company claims it will continue to support the Xen virtualisation project, despite working on an alternative method that is integrated with the Linux kernel
Red Hat has significantly sped up the performance of Windows and Linux guests running on its Xen-based Red Hat Enterprise 5 platform.The Raleigh, NC software company released on May 20 paravirtualized drivers that significantly improve the performance of older Red Hat Enterprise 3 and 4 workloads on its current Linux platform.
Novell on Tuesday announced that Sesame Workshop, the non-profit behind Sesame Street, is a reference customer using ZENworks Asset Management and Xen virtualization on Suse Linux Enterprise Server.Under the arrangement, Sesame Workshop will use Novell to manage leasing contracts, comply with audit requests and lower hardware costs.
Red Hat has announced new beta versions of its enterprise and desktop Linux products, with improved virtualisation and clustering features
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