Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO of Red Hat, wrote a post about the State of the Union at Red Hat modeled after the presidential State of the Union address. Red Hat certainly kept busy in 2009! Here are just a few highlights that I found particularly noteworthy:
Last week, Red Hat released Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers with comprehensive management tools that can be used for everything from servers in small businesses to large cloud computing deployments. This release has two major components:
I just ran across a blog post from Red Hat outlining some of the recent cloud computing developments at Red Hat, and it reminded me that Jeff Jaffe, Novell's CTO, had written a series of blog posts over the past couple of months about Novell's approach to cloud computing. I thought it might be interesting to look at both of them together to compare and contrast at least a few of their key points.
I recently wrote a post about open source software and cloud computing, but in the past week, there has been a frenzy of activity and conversations about open source in the cloud. Red Hat's Cloud Computing Forum on July 22nd seems to have kick started a wave of new conversations about the role of open source in cloud computing.
With Gartner putting virtualization in the number 1 spot of their Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2009, virtualization has been getting quite a bit of attention. I tend to think about server virtualization, which is where most of the buzz has been, but part of Gartner's reason for putting it at the top of the list is because they also see virtualization in storage and client devices growing rapidly along with server virtualization.