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The Red Hat Take on Virtualization Trends for 2013

The next entry in our series of 2013 technology and IT trend predictions focuses on our perspective for the virtualization industry heading into next year. Here’s our take on what’s to come for virtualization. The multi-hypervisor datacenter becomes a reality For much of the past decade, if you wanted enterprise-grade virtualization, there was one choice of vendor: VMware. Fast forward to today, and nearly50%ofx86workloadsarenowvirtualized. As organizations look to expand that footprint, they have begun to explore alternative virtualization platforms. Results from the independent, industry-standard benchmark for virtualization – called SPECvirt...

Red Hat Enterprise Linux – The Original Cloud Operating System

The operating system (OS), which runs applications on top of physical infrastructure, has served as the foundation of traditional IT for decades. The OS has since emerged as the cornerstone for new technology innovation, transforming enterprise IT and enabling robust applications that deliver a more personalized experience, are accessible from a wide variety of devices, and are used by more users around the world. Despite the innovation it is driving, the OS has had a tough recent history. Over the past five years, naysayers have touted the demise of the OS, saying it would become totally irrelevant, and not needed for any use case. It is safe to say this prediction has not materialized, and Linux continues to gain market share and grow against a number of measures. Linux is the original cloud OS....