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Xen made a big splash when it was introduced, and VMWare has long dominated the virtualization space. But Red Hat's KVM promises to leave Xen in the dust, and challenge VMWare. At least that's what Red Hat says will happen.
Commercial Linux distributor Novell announced at the VMworld 2007 trade show last week in San Francisco that it was working with VMware to make SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 work better with VMware's ESX Server hypervisor for X64 servers.
Sources say VMware is mulling a partnership, investment or outright acquisition of Alfresco — the open source enterprise content management system. The potential reason: Alfresco would potentially allow VMware to attack Microsoft SharePoint, which generates more than $1 billion in annual revenues for Microsoft. Here are the details.