Red Hat accuses Novell of being irresponsible about Xen

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Friday, August 18th, 2006   |  

Quoting from the eWeek:

Red Hat Chief Technology Officer Brian Stevens has escalated to new heights the debate over whether the open-source Xen virtualization technology is ready for prime time, saying Novell was being irresponsible and risked damaging enterprises’ first experiences with Xen.

“What makes us most nervous is putting a bad taste in someone’s mouth around the Xen technology, which we think is business-transforming. We should not screw this thing up and put a cloud around Xen,”

For his part, Novell CTO Jeff Jaffe told eWEEK in an interview at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco that the company had done an enormous amount of testing and firmly believed the Xen technology was ready.

“Could it be that Red Hat is embarrassed about the fact that they are six months late? This is the most transparent ploy and contradicts their own press release in March where they said Xen was ready. It’s totally a joke,” he said…

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