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.
XenAccess, a Georgia Tech-hatched project that aims to bring VMsafe-esque capabilities to the Xen project, may provide a way to give Xen great security at the hypervisor level.
XenSource clearly has no love for open source, preferring to spend its days in the company of Microsoft. But at least the company set the project free from its confused direction with the GPL and a separate governance board.
Ian Pratt, vice president of special products, discusses the competitiveness of Xen and about the prospects for virtualization in a recession.
Xen makes gains in cloud computing, but one industry player cautions customers be wary of those who claim their Xen outperforms others.
Breaking step with leading Linux sellers Red Hat and Novell, Canonical's next version of Ubuntu will make KVM its "main virtualization focus."
Virtualization software support means Novell's venerable NetWare operating system now can run directly alongside Suse Linux.
xVM will be built into the Linux-like version of Solaris due in March, Project Indiana.
Ian Pratt, Citrix's vice president of special products, explains how the company is looking to Xen's foothold in cloud computing to mount a challenge to the virtualization leader.