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Red Hat Virtualization 4 to Ease Container and Cloud-native Application Deployments

Thursday, September 8, 2016

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RALEIGH, NC: Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, announces the latest availability of Red Hat Virtualization 4, the newest release of its Kernel-based Virtual Machine. Red Hat Virtualization 4 challenges the financial aspects and complexities of proprietary virtualization by giving a completely open, high-performing, more secure, and centrally managed stage for both Linux-and Windows-based workload.

Red Hat Virtualization 4 incorporates a high-performing hypervisor (Red Hat Virtualization Host) and an electronic virtualization asset director (Red Hat Virtualization Manager) for administration of a venture's virtualization foundation. The new capabilities include performance and extensibility, management and automation, support for Open Stack and Linux containers, security and reliability, and centralized networking through an external, third-party API.

Capabilities of Red Hat Virtualization 4

Performance and Extensibility

The Red Hat Virtualization includes a powerful and smaller footprint hypervisor developed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2. The new hypervisor simplifies the installation of system packages and driver updates. It also supports configuration management integration along with providing better hardware support and implementing modern technologies. Red Hat Virtualization can be installed via Anaconda, a common installer for both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Virtualization hypervisor.

Management and automation

Red Hat Virtualization includes an advanced dashboard system to analyze and solve problems before they impact operations. The system also includes a storage image uploader for uploading KVM virtual machine files directly or via a URL. It also provides advanced live migration policies to enable faster operations and increase the performance.

OpenStack and Linux containers

 The new solution also provides key features for Linux container-based workloads and for OpenStack private and hybrid cloud deployments. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host works as the configurable guest system and allows guest agents to be run as, and report on, containers on the Atomic Host VM. The system allows organization to minimize operational footprint by providing efficient cloud-enabled workloads.

A More Secure Virtualization Environment

The new feature in Red Hat Virtualization 4 has increased the security level including sVirt for greater VM and hypervisor security. The sVirt which applies Mandatory Access Control (MAC) helps to improve overall security against vulnerabilities.

The new solution consolidates an effective overhauled hypervisor, propelled framework dashboard, and brought together systems administration for clients' developing workloads. The new

solutions is intended to effectively coordinate with existing IT ventures while giving an establishment to developing innovation arrangements, including containerized and cloud-local applications.  

“Our customers continue to rely on virtualization as a vital part of their datacenter modernization efforts while also using it to help bridge to new cloud-native and container-based workloads. Red Hat Virtualization provides the economics, performance and agility needed across both traditional and new infrastructure”, says Gunnar Hellekson, Director, Product management, Linux and Virtualization, Red Hat.

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