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An insider's view on Red Hat's Qumranet acquisition

Billy Marshall has much to say in favor or Red Hat's Qumranet acquisition, which is saying something.

By September 8, 2008


Qumranet reveals reason for all that KVM work

Surprise! The KVM open-source virtualization software is at the foundation of a desktop virtualization software start-up's business.

By September 25, 2007


Red Hat acquires way into Windows game

Linux seller buys Qumranet, an open-source virtualization company, for what sources say is roughly $100 million. The acquisition gives Red Hat an instant Microsoft solution.

By September 4, 2008


Red Hat's RHEL 6 beta drops Xen

First beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 replaces the Xen hypervisor with the Kernel-based Virtual Machine from Qumranet, which Red Hat bought in '08.

By April 23, 2010


VMware VCloud: Channel conflict on the horizon?

VMware is the dominant force in a market ripe for disruption. Will the vCloud efforts create a channel conflict?

By September 15, 2008


Citrix completes XenSource virtualization buy

Citrix's $500 million acquisition is done. Next up: new server and desktop virtualization products.

By October 23, 2007


Red Hat to VMware: Our virtualization rocks, yours stinks

VMware has a new set of problems with Red Hat claiming its virtualization technology dramatically outperforms VMware's.

By September 11, 2008


Red Hat makes buy for KVM--but VDI too

Red Hat bought Qumranet primarily for its KVM open source project. But virtual desktops may be a better fit with Red Hat than they appear at first glance.

By September 8, 2008


Red Hat testing virtualization lineup

Tests of new virtualization products based on Qumranet's KVM hypervisor are the next stage in development of the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization lineup.

By June 18, 2009


Red Hat debuts virtualization management

With the release of RHEV-M, Red Hat has begun to plug one of the most significant holes in its product portfolio.

By November 3, 2009