ZDNet.com has a cool article about the alliance between Red Hat and IBM starting to bring something to the market. It appears that what they have been working on is a packaged appliance like Cloud solution. With Red Hat KVM Based virtualization and IBM Hardware they plan to make devices and sets of servers to compete with the ones being created by Cisco, EMC and VMWare. Competition is cool but can they unseat the VMWare team? Only time will tell.
Turnkey Linux announced that they have updated their version of Ubuntu on the popular Turnkey Servers to 10.4, the latest Long Term Support version. They have also added a few new VM's. If you haven't checked out what they have to offer now is a great time to do so. The servers are easy to setup and support VMware, Parrallels, VirtualBox, Amazon EC2, and other virtualization platforms.
In case you missed it Sun Oracle Virtual Box 4.0 has been released. We here at Linuxinstall.net have been a huge fan for sometime. Brian even uses it to host a firewall. The 3.x stream of development has been stable and easy to use. We are doing some long term tests and will probably be releasing a review of some of the top virtualization options later this year. We found a nice first look to hold you over until then over at linux-mag.com. Ken Hess gives a quick run down and concludes that you will want to give it a try but you should probably wait to put it in production until later this spring when they have some of the remaining bugs worked out. It's a short article and a good read so go check it out.