Fact is, Red Hat and Microsoft need each other. Midsize and large businesses mix and match Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows Server in their data centers. And web hosts also have to mix and match Red Hat and Microsoft operating systems in order to appease a range of customer and VAR demands.
With those realities in mind, Red Hat and Microsoft today expanded their virtualization interoperability efforts. According to a press release, the completed certifications include:
- Validation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4, using the Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor, with Windows Server 2003, 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 guests.
- Certification of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 host with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4 guests.
- Platforms (translation: Red Hat Enterprise Linux)
- Infrastructure (translation: Red Hat JBoss middleware)
- and virtualization
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