Forum latest

The Register reports VMware forcing new alliances between MS and XenSource
General
Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 18 July 2006 10:14
Moment of Xen or weakness?
By Ashlee Vance in Mountain View
Published Tuesday 18th July 2006 05:57 GMT
 

Microsoft's tolerance for Linux expanded today via an alliance with open source server virtualization backer XenSource.

Microsoft has pledged to let "Xen-enabled" Linux guest operating systems run on top of the virtualization software that will ship with "Longhorn" Server and to provide technical support for the guest OSes. The agreement to support Linux guests in partnership with XenSource builds on Microsoft's decision in April to provide technical support for Linux running on its own Virtual Server partitioning product. The deal also tightens the bond between Microsoft and XenSource, as the two vendors look to gain market share against clear server virtualization leader VMware.

It's nothing short of heart-warming to see how much VMware bothers Microsoft.

Read the wole story @ The Register!
Then Discuss it in the forums!


 

See also

None found.


Hardware | Windows | Linux | Security | Mobile Devices | Gaming
Tech Business | Editorial | General News | folding@home

Forum | Download Files

Copyright ©2001 - 2012, AOA Forums.  All rights reserved.

Alliance of Overclocking Arts

Links monetized by VigLink

Don't Click Here Don't Click Here Either