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Red Hat, IBM Counter VMware In Gov’t Virtualization Market

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) and IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) are countering VMware (NYSE: VMW) in the government market, promoting a secure virtualization platform on IBM x86 servers. But here’s the twist: VMware has offered a similar level of security since at least 2010. Here’s what channel partners need to know. The background: Red Hat promotes KVM (kernel-based virtual machine) as the open source foundation for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV). Also, RHEV is built into Red Hat Enterprise Linux. So what’s the security news? Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 with the KVM hypervisor runni (IT news)