VMware to support para-virtualization in all products

Quoting from the SYS-CON India:

VMware announced plans to support paravirtualized Linux and Solaris x86 operating systems in future releases of VMware virtual infrastructure platform products — Workstation, GSX Server and ESX Server.

“VMware’s support for paravirtualized Linux and Solaris x86 operating systems and our experience with enabling virtual operating environments for more than 10,000 enterprise server customers is consistent with our continued commitment to give customers greater choice,” said Jeffrey Engelmann, executive vice president of marketing at VMware.

VMware’s support for these additional operating systems means more customers can gain additional leverage from using VMware’s management software VirtualCenter with VMotion technology across heterogeneous operating system environments. This further extends the applicability of VMware virtual infrastructure as an enterprise-wide strategy…

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Note that the article quotes Mr. Engelmann statement but no official announcement has been made so far. It’s highly probable this news had to be disclosed no earlier than next week.