Linux specialist Red Hat has announced that is developing an embedded hypervisor product that it claims will compliment rather than compete with its existing virtualisation strategy.
Launched at the first day of the company's annual user conference in Boston, the Embedded Linux Hypervisor is currently in beta with no commitment to when the product will eventually ship or how it will be distributed to customers.
"This is the first Linux based fully open source hypevisor. We see this announcement as one way to extend virtualisation into the entire enterprise," said Paul Cormier, president of products and technology at Red Hat.
The Embedded Linux Hypervisor is based on the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) project which has been integrated into the Linux kernel since 2006. Red Hat claims KVM supports live migration of virtual machines from system to system in real time and also has high availability features.
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