Interview: Red Hat on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
ML: I understand that the product that RHEV for Servers evolved from was SolidICE from Qumranet and developed originally outside of the influence of Red Hat. The management application from SolidICE was heavily based on Microsoft technology and I'm sure the desire to get the product to market as soon as possible to meet your customer's needs meant that you just couldn't totally scrap the Windows-based design of the management application. In the year between the merger with Qumranet and the release of RHEV for Servers, what were the primary changes made to the product?
ML: I heard that there is a development effort under way to make the management application be multi-platform by writing it in Java via JBoss and Hibernate with a database abstraction layer where perhaps several different databases will be supported. Is that true and if so, how is that progressing and when do you expect to enter general availability?
AC: We haven't announced our plans for database support, however use of JBoss and Hibernate will offer us that flexibility. The choice of supported platforms will be based on customer demand and on QA resources.
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