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Linux's Hypervisor Complex

Why doesn't the Linux community brag more? When I was asked to moderate an upcoming InformationWeek Government webinar with Fred Osborne from Red Hat, I immediately thought about discussing the differences between Linux hypervisors versus Microsoft's Hyper-V. When you look at the market as a whole, Linux owns the space. VMware is built on a Linux kernel, so is Xen. Red Hat is naturally all about Linux and builds upon the open source KVM. I realize they're all competitors, but they have a commo

Why doesn't the Linux community brag more? When I was asked to moderate an upcoming InformationWeek Government webinar with Fred Osborne from Red Hat, I immediately thought about discussing the differences between Linux hypervisors versus Microsoft's Hyper-V. When you look at the market as a whole, Linux owns the space.

VMware is built on a Linux kernel, so is Xen. Red Hat is naturally all about Linux and builds upon the open source KVM. I realize they're all competitors, but they have a common model - a clean bare metal engine that provides a better platform to build upon.In many ways, it's the same type of competitive environment you see in the embedded world. Multiple flavors of Linux, both open source and hybrid, have become the dominant starting point for embedded systems.

The webinar is entitled "Virtualizing Windows with Linux: The New Odd Couple" and takes place February 25th at 2PM EST. It should be a fun session. I'll also be chatting with Fred on Red Hat's Enterprise offerings and how it fits in this competitive landscape.

The session is geared for government agencies, but all are welcome to attend.

Register here and join the discussion

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