Red Hat and Cisco Systems are to enter a joint venture to expand their virtualisation network offerings.
Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, will work to integrate its Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation (RHEV) software with the virtual network link (VN-Link) technology offered by Cisco.
According to the two companies, the integration of Cisco's Unified Computing System Virtual Interface Card with Red Hat's Kernel-based Virtual Machine hypervisor will allow the pair to offer customers greater control on their servers, higher performance, simplified management and superior network visibility at a much lower cost.
By integrating of its open source technology with Cisco's networking infrastructure, Red Hat will expand its horizons towards the global market, and could significantly increase its profits.
The integrated software is expected to be launched later this year, along with Red Hat's Enterprise Linux 6 and Virtualisation Hypervisor.