Is Red Hat the New VMware?

Red Hat Enterprise Linux now comes with built-in virtualization (KVM) but is Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) about to go to the virtual mat with VMware? If you look at their RHEL video, you’ll come away with a resounding ‘Yes’ to that question.

Red Hat purchased Qumranet in 2008 to acquire their KVM-based virtualization solution and SolidICE product based on the SPICE protocol.

What does RHEL mean for consumers?

For the end user, folks like you and me, it means that hosting companies can offer more services to developer and companies that host their applications at third-party locations, which in turn means richer applications and experiences. It also means lower costs because adopters can implement Red Hat’s enterprise virtualization solution without the high upfront costs associated with established virtualization technologies.

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