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Xen Zapped

There's a new editor in chief for Virtualization Review -- and he's already making waves.

Bruce Hoard was the founding editor of Network World, and is now driving Virtualization Review and The Hoard Facts blog. Here's more about Bruce.

This week Bruce is taking a hoard, I mean hard look at the Xen hypervisor. Not only is Citrix pushing Hyper-V harder than Billy Mays used to push household cleaners, but Red Hat is moving away from Xen in favor of KVM which it spent millions to acquire.

Though a relative virtual newcomer, Bruce quickly understood the core market dynamics and used that insight to explain Red Hat's overall strategy and impact on Xen. According to Bruce, Red Hat still has nice things to say about Xen and commits its support. But it's clear that Red Hat has other plans: It sees a three-way market ruled by Microsoft, VMware and Red Hat's KVM.

Does Red Hat stand a chance, or will Xen continue to rule the open source virtualization roost?

Posted by Doug Barney on 10/16/2009 at 1:17 PM


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