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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 edges closer to vSphere, Hyper-V

Open source software application provider Red Hat has released an update to its Enterprise Virtualization platform, bringing it to version 3.1. This is the first major refresh to the platform since the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.0 release back in January of this year.

With the announcement of RHEV 3.1, Red Hat moves up a few more rungs on the enterprise-ready virtualization ladder and narrows the gap with key competitor virtualization platforms from VMware and Microsoft. According to Red Hat's statement, the 3.1 release brings with it a series of compelling new features to enhance its scalability, user administration and management interface, networking, storage, and virtual desktop functionality.

Red Hat is positioning its virtualization offering as the "only mission-critical end-to-end, open source virtualization infrastructure designed for enterprise users that is available today."

To show off its raw power, Red Hat points to the fact that the platform's Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor currently holds 19 of the 27 published SPECvirt_sc2010 performance benchmarks. That includes the best 2- and 4-socket scores, perhaps the most common host server type, as well as the only published 8-socket scores, showing off enterprise readiness for large organizations.

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Read the entire InfoWorld Virtualization Report article.

 

Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012 8:11 AM by David Marshall
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