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Report: Apple Drops VMware’s ESXi for KVM


Typically, the only way Apple is connected in any way to virtualization is when people use Parallels or VMware Fusion to run Windows in a virtual machine on a Mac. But Apple’s in virtualization news today, and in a way that may make VMware nervous.

Filing for Divorce

Kevin McLaughlin of CRN reported that Apple, the world’s second most valuable company after Exxon Mobile Corp. (as of today), has cancelled its Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) with VMware and decided to start using open source KVM as its hypervisor.

The story, in which McLaughlin quotes "multiple" anonymous sources, is sketchy on how much of Apple’s infrastructure runs on top of VMware, and whether or not Apple is ripping-and-replacing all its VMware stuff in favor of alternatives, or just some of it.

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, Report: Apple Drops VMware’s ESXi for KVM- Virtualization Review Blogs

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