Oracle VM and the Linux virtualization revolution

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| The Age of Virtualization is upon us, and I don’t believe we would have
| gotten this far this fast without open source software. Virtualization and
| VMware originated on mainframes, and when IBM finally “got it,” it used Linux
| to revive a company that was sinking slowly into the past. By adopting Linux,
| it came up with an OS that could be used on all of its hardware.
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http://enterpriselinuxlog.blogs.tech...on-revolution/

Oracle Claims Strides in Linux Campaign

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| Yahoo turned to Oracle's Linux support offering after some bad experiences
| with Red Hat, said Tim Heath, a Yahoo senior database engineer. "There were
| some bugs in Linux" that Yahoo couldn't get Red Hat to fix, Heath said.
| Yahoo, which runs Red Hat Linux on 50,000 of its 150,000 servers, now has
| Linux support contracts with both Oracle and Red Hat.
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http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/60506.html


Related:

OpenWorld: 1,500 companies adopt Oracle Unbreakable Linux

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| Despite Oracle's fast growth, Red Hat remains the top dog in the enterprise
| Linux market, with tens of thousands of subscribers to its support business.
| During its Q1 2008 call with analysts, Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik said it
| added "multiple of thousands of customers" in that quarter alone. *
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http://www.computerworld.com/action/...ntsrc=hm_topic
http://tinyurl.com/3djllc


Ellison touts Fusion Applications

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| Oracle CEO Larry Ellison didn't display much of his traditional flamboyance
| Wednesday at Oracle's OpenWorld conference, but he did preview the company's
| next-generation Fusion Applications and said its Unbreakable Linux offering
| has met with initial success. *
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/infoworld/20...nfoworld/93428


OpenWorld: Oracle restricting app support to its own virtualization platform

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| Buried under the surface of Oracle Corp.'s Monday announcement that it plans
| to get into the virtualization market is the fact that the company won't
| support its database and many other applications if they are running on
| virtualization software from VMware Inc., Microsoft Corp. or even Red Hat
| Inc. * *
|
| That effectively limits enterprise users who want to run their Oracle
| applications more efficiently through virtualization to just one platform:
| Oracle's new VM. *
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http://www.computerworld.com/action/...c=news_ts_head
http://tinyurl.com/38yk8h


Why does Larry Ellison have a Red Hat fetish?

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| Larry doesn't understand open source. This isn't surprising since the people
| who report to him apparently don't, either (though I don't include Mike Olson
| in that crowd - he's a victim of golden handcuffs :-). Oracle desperately
| wants open source to be "just another tool" that it uses for IT domination.
| It's not. It actually has the opposite effect. * *
|
| Oracle just can't grok this.
|
| It wants to own the Linux kernel. It can't. It wanted to own JBoss. It
| couldn't. Open source is about controlling through sharing, but Oracle
| doesn't do the "share" thing very well. *
|
| And so we'll have to sporadically endure Mr. Ellison's ego pronouncing
| himself god of the Linux world, despite his Linux business being so anemic *
| that he won't break out its numbers. If the numbers are so great, report
| them, Mr. Ellison. (Having said this, it's important to note that Oracle
| stopped breaking out revenue by product line many years ago.) *
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http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-9....html?tag=head


Ellison: 'Fusion Must Coexist'

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| Ellison also acknowledged Red Hat's growth in "a healthy market" for both
| companies. "We're also doing something Red Hat isn't, which is shipping
| Oracle VM underneath our Linux offering so there is a single stack of code.
| If you have applications that run on Red Hat, it will run unchanged on
| Oracle's enterprise software." * *
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http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/ent...le.php/3711301