Red Hat Reveals Virtualization Platform

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov 03, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, the newest product set in the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization portfolio. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers is designed to enable pervasive adoption of virtualization, with a comprehensive end-to-end solution combining a standalone hypervisor and powerful virtualization management.

In February 2009, Red Hat announced plans to deliver the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization portfolio, building on its leading Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system platform, offering the proven security, performance, scalability and cost advantages of open source virtualization technology. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers entered a worldwide beta in June 2009. Extensive collaboration with large enterprise beta customers, such as Comviva, Host Europe, NTT Communications, Qualcomm and Swisscom, resulted in enhanced product capabilities designed to meet enterprise requirements for deploying and managing heterogeneous virtualization and cloud environments.

And the PR talk continues after that. What does this mean to all the regular people and geeks in the room. Well, not much actually. This is to do with the high end server solutions offered by Red Hat rather than the Red Hat Linux operating system we all know an love. While it is basically an elder brother of the desktop version, the technologies and advances involved will only be relevant to larger organisations and ISPs running large server based services.

The fact that the new versions are concentrating on cloud computing functionality is of general interest to geeks. The idea of cloud computing has really taken off in recent years and many current high-bandwith online multimedia uses will eventually rely solely on cloud computing paradigms to provide smooth and delay-free delivery of services and media in the online realm.

In the meanwhile, the fact that a company like Red Hat, which is so closely tied to the fortunes of the open source movement in corporations and business, is releasing and making new innovations in its product line is good news for all.

Red Digital Cams Are Cool

As digital camera’s have grown from technological curiosity, to useful tools, to their current status as gadget toys and fashion accessories, they’ve shed some of the inhibitions they carried over from being a serious photographic tool. In the film era camera’s were fairly utilitarian things. As more consumer interest in cameras grew you found a rise in more stylish and shiney camera stylings and colours but mose photographers preferered the ever unobtrusive black.

If you want to go in the obtrusive and attention grabbing direction, nothing says cool photographer like a red digital camera, and you thankfully have a wide range to choose from in today’s marketplace. If you’re in the market for a tiny pocketable compact with a hot red streak, you might want to look at the Canon IXUS range or the Nikon Coolpix S70, which are both available in red versions. The IXUS range is a particularly reliable range of cameras which have always been known for their dependable image quality and attractive styling. The red version adds a whole differentlevel of fashion awareness to what is basically a very solid compact digital camera.

Another interesting new animal to look at is the Samsung DualView TL220 12MP Red Digital Camera. These new compacts come with a standard 3-inch LCD on the back and a small 1.5 inch LCD screen on the front side of the camera, net to the lens, to allow proper framing and composition of shots when taking self-portraits by holding the camera at arms length. A cool new feature for a hot new camera when gotten in red.

The good thing is, you’re limited to compact camera’s when it comes to crimson flavoured photographic equipment. Panasonic produces a version of their semi-professional Micro Four-Thirds format camera with interchangeable lenses, the Lumix G1, in a red too. It’s a very sophisticated piece of equipment with a good range of optics available in the growing micro four-thirds lens and camera format which allows for smaller lense assemblies. These camera’s are basically SLRs, but without the added bulk of the pentaprism on top. The viewfinder is instead an electronic one. Nothing quite says serious photographer like a red SLR, don’t you think?

If you’re really feeling very rich and would like to be the next Speilberg ratehr than the next Ansel Adams, you might want to consider another camera, which isn’t really red, but is callde Red. The RedOne digital cinematography camera and it’s newer siblings pioneered the move into (relatively) affordable digital cinematography in films and they have already been used on hundreds of productions. They mey not be red to look at, but they don’t need to be to be cool. Certainly the ultimate photographic red. All you need is upwards of $17,000 for the body for starters.

Whatever be your red photographic toy of choice, start saving now.