Top story: Red Hat will focus on KVM, not Xen, in its upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization release. Navin Thadani, senior director of the company’s virtualization business, calls in to discuss the shift and how it will help Red Hat compete in the market.
Also: This Week in Virtualization will be off next week for the July 4 holiday, but new episodes will resume July 10.
Top story: VMware’s licensing policy for vSphere 4 causes an uproar among users, including this week’s guest, virtualization expert Eric Siebert.
Also: Cisco Systems hires Christofer Hoff as its virtualization and cloud director, and Citrix Systems releases XenServer 5.5.
Top story: VMware limits third-party support for ESXi, which could drive customers to use Microsoft virtualization instead — especially once Hyper-V R2 comes out in October.
Also: Microsoft issues the System Center Virtual Machine Manager R2 release candidate, and This Week in Virtualization is now available on iTunes.
Top story: NetApp and EMC, VMware’s parent company, stage a bidding war to acquire Data Domain. Meanwhile, virtualization users look for new ways to save money on storage for virtualization.
Also: Microsoft announces the Hyper-V R2 release date, setting up a showdown with VMware.