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.
This story initially miscast some background information on the DMTF.
The Xen Cloud Platform will form part of a wider initiative aimed at federating the private enterprise cloud and public cloud services, such as those offered by Amazon and Rackspace.
XenServer 5.5 is designed to provide easier virtualization management and broader integration with enterprise systems.
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.
Upping the competition in the virtualization market, the company plans to give away the XenServer hypervisor, but will hold back certain key management features.
Ian Pratt, vice president of special products, discusses the competitiveness of Xen and about the prospects for virtualization in a recession.
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.
Xen makes gains in cloud computing, but one industry player cautions customers be wary of those who claim their Xen outperforms others.
All FUD aside, Jon Oltsik says Citrix continues to invest in and benefit from its acquisition of XenSource and its server virtualization product, XenServer.