Red Hat & Microsoft Join Hands.

Published on: Thu, Feb 19, 2009 , Updated on Thu, Feb 19, 2009 Courtesy: http://www.ciol.com/

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Cochin: Red Hat Inc, a leading provider of open source solutions, recently announced in a press conference that in response to growing customer demand, it has signed reciprocal agreements with Microsoft so as to enable  increased interoperatability for the companies’ virtualization platform .


Mike Evans, Vice President, Corporate Development at Red Hat commented “The world of IT today is a mixture of virtualized and non-virtualized environments. Red Hat is looking to help customers extend more rapidly into virtualized environments, including mixed Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows Server environments”

He added, “Red Hat listened when our customers asked us to provide interoperability between our respective guest and host virtualization solutions. We are excited to announce these agreements today as the result of our collaboration with Microsoft”


The Red Hat & Microsoft customers can run Microsoft windows server & Red Hat enterprise Linux virtual servers. Commenting more on the same,  Mike Neil, general manager, Virtualization Strategy at Microsoft said “"Customers are rapidly adopting Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and in doing so are interested in support for running more operating systems on Hyper-V in their virtualized environment, including those from Red Hat”. He added, “We welcome Red Hat's participation in our Server Virtualization Validation Program and look forward to ongoing collaboration with them to bring the benefits of coordinated technical support to our customers for their heterogeneous IT environments”

The agreement establishes the co ordinate technical support for Microsoft & Red Hat’s mutual customers using server virtualization. This mutually beneficial agreement is expected to go a long way to enable customers to deploy heterogeneous, virtualized Red Hat & Microsoft solutions.

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