I know for a fact that either Novell or Red Hat, or perhaps both, will be announcing next week that they’ll be shifting their server virtualization offerings from Xen to XenServer. What I don’t know is what, if anything, either one of them may be doing beyond that to further their virtualization partnerships with Microsoft.
One or the other, however, is going to make a major move. This has been building for some time. Novell, of course, has long had a partnership with Microsoft.
On the other hand, Red Hat has just partnered, for the first time ever, with Microsoft to co-ordinate their virtualization efforts.