Microsoft on the Attack in Virtualization
Look out, VMware. Microsoft is making very real moves in the virtualization market. Microsoft has made Virtual Server 2005 Release 2 (R2) Enterprise Edition available as a no-charge download. It also released plug-ins to let customers run leading Linux distributions on Virtual Server 2005, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9.
Microsoft — in what has all the earmarks of an old-school, one-up move — made its Virtual Server announcement on the same day that VMware announced the free, public availability of its Open Virtual Machine Disk Format (OVMDK). VMware had made its own VMware Server free back in February.
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