Red Hat plans to squeeze VMware on pricing as it bundles virtualization technology with its operating system. That's the biggest takeaway from Scott Crenshaw, General Manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
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On the midday lineup today we have:Ed Bott's Vista Home Basic memory experiment;Adrian Kingsley-Hughes' tinkering with VMWare Workstation 6. And why Red Hat's Global Desktop may be important to the enterprise.
VMware will offer a software bundle to get small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) on the virtualization bandwagon. And it may not have to work that hard to get SMBs on board.
The folks that wanted EMC to carve out VMware in an initial public offering are getting their wish. EMC said after market close that it will sell 10 percent of VMware in an IPO.
Following EMC's strong fourth quarter results it's safe to say that buying VMware was the best move the company has made. After all, VMware is driving EMC's growth and that's bad news for server vendors.
Updated: VMware said Monday that it will launch a cloud computing initiative to bring enterprise class service to customers with more than 100 partners.The effort, called vCloud Initiative, will be launched at VMworld in Las Vegas (statement, Techmeme).
OpenStack will either change the cloud computing universe or be a muddled mess. Red Hat and VMware execs square off.
VMware on Monday announced plans for a new VMware Infrastructure release that will be available in the fourth quarter. The release was described by Bogomil Balkansky, senior director of product marketing, as "a minor release from a version perspective", but one with "a lot of new functionality.
Citrix on Feb. 23 will detail plans to offer free licenses to its XenServer virtualization application and team with Microsoft to swap support.
Notable headlines:Google acquires programming toolmaker PeakStream. The Register: Google shivs server crowd with PeakStream buy.