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Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), announced the beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), a web service that provides resizeable compute capacity in the cloud. This collaboration makes all the capabilities of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including the Red Hat Network management service, world-class technical support and over 3,400 certified applications, available to customers on Amazon's proven network infrastructure and datacenters. The combination of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Amazon EC2 changes the economics of computing by allowing customers to pay only for the infrastructure software services and capacity that they actually use. Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon EC2 enables customers to increase or decrease capacity within minutes, removing the need to over-buy software and hardware capacity as a set of resources to handle ... (more)

Red Hat CTO To Keynote at Virtualization Conference & Expo

The astonishingly rapid rise of virtualization technology has made it a vital component of any Enterprise IT strategy today. And the technology is triggering dramatic changes in product offerings and business practices to support virtualized operational models. These breakneck speed developments have lead to a plethora of solutions, with the attendant confusion that typically surrounds fast moving technologies. In this presentation Mr Stevens will outline current trends in virtualization technologies and examine their potential impact on, and benefits for, future Enterprise IT de... (more)

Red Hat to Deploy "NX" vs Viruses

Transmeta, Intel, and AMD have already started supporting "No eXecute" (NX) technology in their next core revisions, and now comes an announcement from Red Hat that it will be adding NX support to Linux. Specifically, Red Hat has just announced the availability of the following kernel patch, which makes use of the "NX" x86 feature pioneered in AMD64 CPUs. Windows support for NX has also been announced by Microsoft, for their next service pack. The NX feature is also being marketed as "Enhanced Virus Protection" and this patch, says Red Hat, makes sure Linux has full support for thi... (more)

SUSE Linux Lures Dell Away From Red Hat

In an abrupt shift of policy, Dell has announced that it has entered an agreement with Novell whereby Dell's single- and dual-processor line of servers will serve as distribution platforms for SUSE Enterprise Server 9. Until now, Dell relied on only Red Hat. The change is being viewed by analysts as a strategy designed to expand Dell's server market. Meantime by pairing with Dell, Novell, which lags far behind Red Hat in Linux market share, gains instant credibility with software developers, and wider access to markets in North America. Novell bought the German-based Linux develop... (more)

Altair Partners with Red Hat to Ensure PBS Professional Compatibility with RH Enterprise Linux

Altair Engineering, a provider of technology and services that strengthen client innovation and decision-making, today announced that it will work closely with Red Hat, leading open source and Linux provider, to ensure that Altair's PBS Professional will continue to be compatible with future Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases. PBS Professional optimizes computing resources by aggregating and intelligently scheduling computational workloads through a robust, scalable open architecture software solution. Altair will also become a member of Red Hat's independent software vendor (ISV)... (more)