Novell defends Xen against Red Hat claims

Quoting from the ZDNet:

“If you look at the Xen open source project, we have been the number two contributor during the past 10 months or so to that project. So we’ve kind of contributed most of the enterprise readiness for the Xen platform,” Rex said.

“We had all the major hardware partners that had virtualisation hardware like IBM, Intel and AMD. They all stood up and said ‘Yes, this technology’s ready, and we fully support deployments based on Xen and in combination with SUSE Linux Enterprise 10’.”…

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But if Novell is so sure Xen is ready for production deployment why is supporting it just when its own operating system is running on virtual machines?