by CIO Staff

Red Hat

May 06, 20081 min

Connection to Virtualization


Red Hat, known for its Linux and open-source operating system expertise and related software, built a hypervisor into the base version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Management tools are included in the distribution package.

Why It’s Significant

One of the earliest and most successful commercial providers of Linux, Red Hat helped fuel the widespread use of open-source software in commercial environments. Building virtualization into its base server product was a big step toward the commoditization of basic hypervisor capabilities.

Key Products

  • Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform

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