Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 Debuts
Hat Virtualization 4.3 is the latest version of Red Hatís Kernel-based
Virtual Machine (KVM)-powered virtualization platform, will be generally
available in May 2019. Built on the trusted enterprise foundation of Red
Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 is designed to deliver
greater security, easier interoperability and improved integration
across enterprise IT environments. From enhanced software-defined
networking capabilities to new roles powered by Red Hat Ansible
Automation, Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 powers modern systems while
remaining fully open and helping reduce costs in versus proprietary
Joe Fernandes, vice president, Cloud Platforms Products, Red Hat said,
"Virtualization provides a foundation for modern computing and entry
point for hybrid cloud deployments, making a flexible, stable and open
virtualization platform a key piece of an enterprise technology mix. Red
Hat Virtualization 4.3 is designed to provide such a platform, enabling
organizations to virtualize their workloads with even better security,
improved interoperability and enhanced integration across enterprise IT
environments while remaining fully open and affordable."
Red Hat Virtualization is an open
software-defined platform for virtualizing Linux and Microsoft Windows
workloads. It provides a flexible, scalable and more secure
production-ready platform with automation and services to simplify IT
operations. Driven by open innovation and integrated with other open
source technologies, Red Hat Virtualization allows customers to more
easily virtualize traditional workloads, while building a foundation to
power future cloud-native and containerized workloads. Many companies
have benefitted from a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) after
implementing Red Hat Virtualization.
Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 builds on Red Hatís recognized leadership for
high performing, highly-available, and more easily scalable virtual
machine (VM) workloads. Specifically, the platform introduces new
capabilities and enhancements including:
Expanded software-defined networking (SDN) - With support for the latest
Red Hat OpenStack Platform (version 12, 13 and 14), Red Hat
Virtualization 4.3 offers more flexibility and customer choice in SDN
solutions, providing an open technology stack that can more easily
integrate with existing technologies to meet specific business needs.
Powerful automation with Red Hat Ansible Automation - End-to-end
automated configuration, deployment and validation are made possible
with Red Hat Ansible Automation. New roles include deployment of the Red
Hat Virtualization Manager through Ansible, as well as creation and
management of physical and logical resources such as hosts, clusters and
POWER9 support - IBMís latest POWER architecture provides high
performance for your big data and resource-intensive database workloads.
Red Hat Virtualization supports using IBM POWER8 or POWER9 virtual
machines within your data center.
Modern operating system support - With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 beta
guest support on Red Hat Virtualization, users will now be able to run
production workloads on the industry-leading Linux operating systems in
a virtualized environment with planned support for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 8 at its release.
The Red Hat infrastructure migration solution supports Red Hat
Virtualization 4.3 as one of several target platforms, allowing
customers to smoothly migrate their existing proprietary virtual
infrastructure to Red Hatís open virtualization platform.
Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 will be
available as a standalone offering, as an integrated offering with Red
Hat Enterprise Linux, and as part of Red Hat Cloud Suite or Red Hat
Virtualization Suite. Existing subscribers can upgrade to Red Hat
Virtualization 4.3 through the Red Hat Customer Portal.