Red Hat Releases RHEL 5.1 with Greatly Improved Virtualization
Red Hat claims that with RHEL 5.1, users will be able to run RHEL-certified applications anywhere at any time.Red Hat announced Nov. 7 the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1, with integrated virtualization. In claims that Red Hat representatives were well aware are extremely broad reaching, they said the new release will provides the most compelling platform for customers and software developers ever, with its industry-leading virtualization capabilities complementing Red Hat's newly announced Linux Automation strategy. It offers the industry's broadest deployment ecosystem, covering stand-alone systems, virtualized systems, appliances and Web-scale "cloud" computing environments.
Scott Crenshaw, Red Hat's vice president of enterprise Linux business, claimed that RHEL 5.1 virtualization delivers considerably broader server support than proprietary virtualization products, and up to twice the performance. This allows greater server consolidation and eliminates a key obstacle to deploying virtualization more widely.