Red Hat KVM-based virtualization offering expected for Sep 1

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Thursday, June 25th, 2009   |  

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Ten days ago Red Hat announced that its new, much awaited, virtualization offering based on KVM was in beta and that the beta program was oversubscribed.

The reality is that, as far as we know, Red Hat never announced the beta program or the details of its implementation of the Qumranet technology (acquired in September 2008), and never gave the opportunity to sign for it to the general public.
Still today there not a single bit of information about what Red Hat did in one year and a half after dropping Xen in favor of KVM.

Red Hat will take another two months to finally tell the world as LeMagIT revealed earlier today: the general availability of the new virtualization platform is in fact planned for September 1, 2009, which means during the VMware VMworld 2009.
Too bad that this year VMware is not particularly happy to have competitors showing their solutions on the exhibit floor.


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