VMware partners with Red Hat

Quoting from the Red Hat official announcement:

Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, and VMware, the global leader in virtual infrastructure software, today announced an expanded relationship to support customers and ISVs who are deploying virtualization today. As part of the relationship, Red Hat and VMware are delivering certification and focusing on open, community-based interoperability between Red Hat and VMware solutions.

By collaborating on key technology issues such as virtual machine disk formats, paravirtualization, and management API’s, the companies intend to work within the open source community to create a common, interoperable virtualization model that ISVs and customers can trust – no matter which deployment model they choose.

Starting today, the Red Hat Application Stack virtual appliance is certified and available in VMDK format in the VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace for both customers and ISVs to evaluate in a pre-production environment.

Red Hat and VMware plan to jointly deliver channel bundles of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the Red Hat Application Stack paired up with VMware Infrastructure and VMware Server…