Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the Debian developers have decided to replace sysVinit with Red Hat’s systemd, on Debian 8.0 Jessie a while ago. Also, Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Ubuntu will also adopt systemd when it will get stable enough, in order to remain a Debian compatible system.
The Debian developers have already setup a Git repository that contains backports to the various systemd versions, in order to make this changes available on all the distributions using this versions of systemd.
Besides Red Hat and Fedora, also Mageia, Arch Linux and OpenSUSE use systemd as the default service manager, among the most popular Linux systems.