Red Hat is ramping up for the next generation data center by supporting Google's Open Compute project, software-def ined networking advancements such as OpenvSwitch and OpenFlow and making steady advancements in the operating system, virtualization, storage and networking, company executives said at the summit this week.
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Red Hat's $136 million acquisition of Gluster gives the company a next generation storage solution for enterprises' private and public clouds and hybrid storage needs. Red Hat said Gluster's OpenStack support will continue and noted that its own Fedora Linux project is also actively packaging OpenStack in Fedora 16.
It's an odd week when competitors Microsoft and Red Hat both release software under the GPL.But the gift giving wasn't entirely voluntary.
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.
Zmanda expects to release in one month a major upgrade of its open source backup solution that enables disastery recovery to the cloud and new support for Microsoft SharePoint 2007, PostgreSQL, and Enterprise DB Postgres Plus.Those are two of many key new features of Amanda Enterprise 3.
I listened to a VMware “sneak peek” briefing on new products for 2009 today but all I got was mostly a rehash of the laundry list the company outlined at its annual conference last fall.Most disappointing: VMware would not disclose expected dates of release or pricing for the products , which include a virtual datacenter operating system, application services including fault tolerance and data recovery, and new vStorage, vNetworking and vCloud Services.