Some months back, Red Hat moved closer to KVM, just like Canonical did a about a year ago. Red Hat has even just bought KVM , having seen how Microsoft had stolen Xen from the community, forcing it to look elsewhere in due time. Who or what is left for Xen? Quite a few parties with existing commitments, a chief of which might be Novell, which is not surprising.
Microsoft and Citrix share Xen with Novell and Novell’s public relations blog has more to say.
Novell is a big contributor to the Xen project and will be including Xen updates in all future versions of SUSE Linux Enterprise. Novell continues to be the first Linux vendor to ship the latest releases of Xen, most recently with Xen 3.2 in SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP2.
Xen will have some Microsoft-related announcements in the near future, according to Crosby. There could be more Hyper-V unification or collaboration. It is hopefully obvious what’s happening here. █