Red Hat, IBM Counter VMware in Gov’t Virtualization Market

The VAR Guy, 5/14/12

Red Hat and IBM Corp. are countering VMware in the government market, promoting a secure virtualization platform on IBM x86 servers. But here’s the twist: VMware has offered a similar level of security since at least 2010. Here’s what channel partners need to know.

The background: Red Hat promotes KVM (kernel-based virtual machine) as the open source foundation for Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization. Also, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is built into Red Hat Enterprise Linux®.