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Red Hat Launches Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2

RALEIGH, N.C. and BOSTON – RED HAT SUMMIT 2013 – June 12, 2013 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the global availability of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2, with fully supported Storage Live Migration and a new third-party plug-in framework. As part of Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud offerings, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is the industry’s only mission-critical end-to-end, open source virtualization infrastructure designed for enterprise users and global organizations.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2 is designed to meet an increasing industry need for open virtualization solutions without compromising performance, scalability, security or features. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is also an essential component of Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, which combines traditional datacenter virtualization features provided by Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, cloud-enabled infrastructure provided by Red Hat OpenStack, and hybrid cloud management provided by Red Hat CloudForms, to deliver a comprehensive open hybrid cloud solution for customers seeking to adopt cloud-enabled applications and infrastructure in coexistence with their traditional infrastructure and migrate over time as their needs demand.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2 brings a vast array of new features, including:

  • Fully supported Storage Live Migration, allowing virtual machine images to be moved from one storage domain to another without disrupting service;

  • Support for the latest industry-standard processors from Intel and AMD, including Intel Haswell series and AMD Opteron G5 processors; and

  • Enhancements in storage management, networking management, fencing and power management, Spice console enhancements, logging and monitoring, and more.

Continued innovation of the Red Hat virtualization offering is great news for customers and the industry, it’s something that I’ve seen the demo off and I have to say that I’m a fan of it, their focus on innovating it and preparing it for cloud only strengthens their offering and creates opportunities for end user adoption.

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