[CentOS-virt] redhat's Qumranet acquisition

Stephen John Smoogen

smooge at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 19:03:17 UTC 2008

On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 12:40 PM, Fabian Arrotin
<fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net> wrote:
> Karanbir Singh wrote:
>> admin wrote:
>>> So when can we expect KVM/Ovirt to ship as RHEL/CentOS's default
>>> virtualisation solution?
>> oVirt itself is in beta now - you should be able to get pkgs and try it
>> out NOW. and for most part, it works fine ( in the small scope of testing
>> that I've done personally )
>> - KB
> Now i understand more why Red Hat is touring (in Europe at least) and busy
> promoting Virtualization : it seems (if i believe the agenda :
> http://www.europe.redhat.com/promo/business-partner-training/agenda.php)
> that oVirt is becoming the tool they want to promote (even more than libvirt
> in a standalone fashion) , at least that was my perception (especially when
> you read the event invitation email) .. let's see what the future will be
> but all people following the Fedora line already saw that kvm became
> prefered over Xen ... and from a Market-Share point-of-view it's also clear
> that RH had to push something new to compete against Xen (through Citrix
> XenServer), Vmware, and HyperV ...

Actually Red Hat didn't need to do that for competition reasons. The
big problem is that Xen is stuck on an old kernel and not in mainline.
 It was getting harder and harder to forward port the kernel mods and
after 2.6.26 basically became impossible. If Xen spent more energy
working inside the main kernel.. I don't think the KVM strategy would
have been followed.

Stephen J Smoogen. -- BSD/GNU/Linux
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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