Local Tech Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. – Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM), the world’s top maker of chips for use in mobile devices, is expanding its use of Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) technology by signing on to utilize Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Virtualization technology not only enables use of multiple operating systems on the same machine but also enables load sharing across an enterprise as well as cloud computing in which server power can be shared across networks on demand.

Qualcomm has been using Red Hat Enterprise Linux since 2003.

“After completing our formal evaluation of the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization portfolio, we’ve begun to put the solution into our production environments,” said Bob Gerling, a staff IT engineer at Qualcomm, in a statement. “Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization was a logical next step in our evolving Red Hat technology collaboration that builds on our extensive use of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and its integrated virtualization technology.”

According to Red Hat, its virtualization product provides:
• “Record-breaking performance and scalability
• “Industry-leading security
• “Widest ecosystem of hardware and enterprise ISVs
• “Lowest total cost of ownership in its class”

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