March 14th, 2006

Thumbs up for OpenVZ

Red Hat has just announced its plans to integrate virtualization in Fedora Core and RHEL - http://news.com.com/2100-7344_3-6049764.html. Although Xen would be the first technology adopted, Virtuozzo (actually, its open-source variant OpenVZ) will follow fairly soon. Moreover, Linus Torvalds himself has expressed strong interest in merging key OpenVZ patches into the kernel - http://lwn.net/Articles/171025/. He seemed to immediately recognize the value that lightweight OS-level virtualization can bring to various open-source projects, not just OpenVZ.

With SuSE hopefully adopting OpenVZ soon, a key part of Virtuozzo technology is quickly moving into mainstream, at least on the Linux platform. Great for us, great for Linux users!