Last week, Red Hat released Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers with comprehensive management tools that can be used for everything from servers in small businesses to large cloud computing deployments. This release has two major components:
- Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor: A high performance hypervisor using KVM technology designed for Linux and Microsoft Windows virtual servers and desktops with a strong foundation for cloud deployments and other dynamic environments.
- Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager for Servers: A platform for managing large scale virtualized Linux and Microsoft Windows servers providing the ability to efficiently control a virtualized infrastructure.
Paul Cormier, executive vice president and president, Products and Technologies at Red Hat says that "Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization provides ISVs, IHVs and customers with the opportunity to seamlessly move applications and hardware platforms from bare metal computing to virtualized computing to cloud computing while maintaining certifications. We believe that Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, especially the management components, will allow customers to use virtualization pervasively across their entire computing infrastructure."
This announcement helps Red Hat solidify their virtualization and cloud computing strategy with this expanded virtualization offering for customers to use both within their internal IT environment and for cloud computing solutions. Offerings that provide customers with tools to manage solutions across internal and cloud environments will become increasingly important over time as companies continue to gradually move more functionality into the cloud.