This just in: [URL="http://www.redhat.com"]Red Hat, Inc[/URL]. just announced today that its Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (REV) now includes the ability to run Virtual Desktop Infrastructure or VDI. I've been a long time anti-VDI voice but Red Hat just might be the one to pull it off and make it work with its KVM and the SPICE protocol both of which were acquired in their 2008 purchase of Qumranet. If any non-container technology can make VDI work sufficiently, it is KVM and SPICE. Although, [URL="http://www.parallels.com"]Parallels[/URL] still has my highest praise as the only solution that I would personally endorse as a …

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Desktop virtualization got a boost last week when [URL="http://www.redhat.com"]Red Hat, Inc.[/URL] purchased [URL="http://www.qumranet.com"]Qumranet[/URL], an Israeli Open Source company that specializes in virtualization solutions. Its product offerings include KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine), Solid ICE, and SPICE. This acquisition brings Red Hat into head-on competition with such virtualization vendors as VMware and Citrix (Xen). The significance of this purchase may not be immediately apparent but under the surface, Red Hat [URL="http://www.redhat.com/promo/qumranet"]knows[/URL] exactly what it's doing. Desktop virtualization is the [I]next big thing[/I] in corporate computing and Qumranet's high-performance products are ushering in this new age of virtualization. Say goodbye to traditional desktop …

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