The Path to Linux Success

Virtualization and Linux can be a match made in heaven, which is why enterprise Linux heavyweights Red Hat and Novell are pushing so hard to make support for virtualization a highlight of their respective mainstream Linux operating systems.

Also recognizing this potential—but pursuing a markedly different tack toward realizing it—is rPath, a company that offers IT organizations and the ISVs that serve them a clever new means of getting the most out of this technology tandem.

Virtualization products—such as those from VMware, Microsoft and the open-source Xen project—let administrators boost utilization and sidestep software conflicts by deploying applications in customized operating system environments.,1759,2009420,00.asp?kc=EWRSS03119TX1K0000594