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Billy Marshall has much to say in favor or Red Hat's Qumranet acquisition, which is saying something.
Surprise! The KVM open-source virtualization software is at the foundation of a desktop virtualization software start-up's business.
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.
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.
VMware is the dominant force in a market ripe for disruption. Will the vCloud efforts create a channel conflict?
Citrix's $500 million acquisition is done. Next up: new server and desktop virtualization products.
VMware has a new set of problems with Red Hat claiming its virtualization technology dramatically outperforms VMware's.
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.
Tests of new virtualization products based on Qumranet's KVM hypervisor are the next stage in development of the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization lineup.
With the release of RHEV-M, Red Hat has begun to plug one of the most significant holes in its product portfolio.