Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 is now available, giving Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) new ammunition in its battle against VMware (NYSE: VMW) vSphere and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Hyper-V. The bigger question: How will each vendor promote virtualization as customers increasingly explore software-defined data centers?
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) and Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) each had a small but noticeable presence at VMworld 2012. Call it a case of cooperating, even amid potential competition between Oracle VM, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.1 and VMware vSphere
VMware certainly wants to tout its work with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Oracle applications.