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Feb 22 2009   4:36PM GMT

Microsoft, Red Hat to Offer Joint Technical Support

Michael Khanin Michael Khanin Profile: Michael Khanin

Microsoft and Red Hat announced this morning that they have recently signed agreements to test and validate their server operating systems running on one another’s hypervisors. This is deeply significant as it means that customers will be able to confidently deploy Windows Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), virtualized on Microsoft and Red Hat hypervisors, knowing that the solutions will be supported by both companies.

In short, Red Hat has joined Microsoft’s Server Virtualization Validation Program, and Microsoft is now a Red Hat partner for virtualization interoperability and support. Microsoft will also be listed in the Red Hat Hardware Certification List once the Red Hat certification process has been completed later this year.

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