Red Hat recently laid out its strategy to make it easier for customers to run and manage their workloads in a virtualized Linux environment.

Red Hat executives say they are working to provide a single, integrated Linux platform supporting virtualization. The company also announced an online resource centre to help customers prepare for virtualized environments. A preview of Red Hat’s upcoming technologies, which includes the integration of open source Xen virtualization software, will be available this month in Red Hat’s community-driven Fedora project.

Red Hat expects to make those integrated virtualization technologies available this summer in a beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, and at the same time deliver a set of migration, assessment and planning services for virtualized environments. The general release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, which will include fully integrated virtualization capabilities, is expected by year-end.

Virtualization is gaining wider adoption as IT managers look for ways to get more out of hardware resources, analysts say. Red Hat says virtualization is a key focus moving forward. Novell also is focusing on virtualization and plans native support for Xen virtualization in the next release of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, slated for next month.

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