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Primeur weekly 2014-01-27

Special

A farewell to Hans Meuer ...

The Cloud

VMware to acquire AirWatch ...

New Australian retail ISP Jiva implements Oracle Service Cloud to empower customers ...

Red Hat upgrades Cloud infrastructure offerings to deliver on the Open Hybrid Cloud Vision ...

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 enables OpenStack-ready Cloud infrastructure ...

Desktop Grids

JPPF 4.0 raises the bar in the Grid computing arena ...

EuroFlash

Prof. Dr. Hans Werner Meuer passed away January 20, 2014, aged 77 ...

PhD Fellowship Programme at BSC-CNS ...

The Bull group launches "One Bull", its strategic plan for 2014-2017 ...

The Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) entrusts scientific data management to Oracle ...

USFlash

SDSC and Leidos to help develop new cybersecurity reference architecture for electrical microgrids ...

SDSC announces 2014 Internship Opportunities for High School Students ...

SC14 Workshop Proposals due February 7th ...

Donated supercomputer to supercharge New Zealand research ...

Houston Methodist Licenses Its Computer Augmented Virtual Environment To Facts And Figures ...

IBM closes acquisition of Aspera ...

Suzhou PowerCore Technology Co. intends to use IBM POWER technology for chip design that pushes innovation in China ...

Lenovo plans to acquire IBM's x86 server business ...

KDDI selects Oracle SuperCluster to strengthen authentication system for mobile core network and support rapid data growth ...

SGI launches new performance-optimized enterprise storage systems and new All-Flash array for Big Data and HPC workloads ...

Liz King joins SGI as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales ...

AMD offers new levels of efficiency with 12- and 16-core additions to the AMD Opteron 6300 Series ...

Dot Hill Ultra48 AssuredSAN storage arrays bring industry-first 2U 48 ultra density form factor, high performance, and enhanced efficiency to the data centre ...

Cirrascale announces improved power solution for BladeRack 2 F-Series ...

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 enables OpenStack-ready Cloud infrastructure

22 Jan 2014 Raleigh - Red Hat Inc. has made available Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3, featuring expanded data centre virtualization and management along with seamless workload scaling and integration.

Designed to deliver traditional data centre virtualization while providing an on-ramp to OpenStack, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization enables a wide variety of enterprises to deploy traditional and elastic workloads on their existing infrastructure without impacting service levels, performance or scalability. The newest version of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization enables customers to deploy a common set of OpenStack services (Compute, Storage and Networking) that can be used by their data centre virtualization platform through Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, as well as their private Cloud through Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. With a cohesive environment between the private Cloud and the datacenter, a variety of enterprises may now deploy traditional and elastic workloads without having to duplicate infrastructure layers.

The newest release of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization includes several enhanced infrastructure, networking and storage features to enhance developer portability across a heterogeneous Cloud environment, including:

  • A new self-hosted engine, allowing the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization manager to be deployed as a virtual machine on the host, reducing hardware requirements;
  • Back-up and restore API integration, now including a new back-up infrastructure providing a rich API set for third party software vendors to backup and restore their virtual machines; and
  • Support for OpenStack Glance and OpenStack Neutron, enabling users to store their virtual machine templates and enable advanced networking configurations with a shared infrastructure between private Clouds and data centre virtualization.

In June 2013, Red Hat introduced a third-party plug-in framework for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2. With the plug-in framework, third parties can integrate new features and actions directly into the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization management user interface. Since the announcement, the below industry leaders have completed the development of their plug-ins. These fully supported plug-ins include:

  • HP: The HP Insight Control Plug-in for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization provides actionable, valuable insight on underlying HP hardware. The plug-in simplifies operations, enhances reliability and minimizes downtime by enabling administrators to combine physical and virtual views within a single management platform;
  • NetApp: The NetApp Virtual Storage Console for RHEV enables rapid cloning of NetApp virtual machines, and allows NFS storage discovery, provisioning and modification from within Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager and
  • Symantec: Symantec Veritas Cluster Server powered by Veritas provides automated disaster recovery functionality to keep applications up and running. Veritas Cluster Server enables application specific fail-over and significantly reduces recovery time by eliminating the need to restart applications in case of a failure.

Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, Virtualization and OpenStack, Red Hat stated: "Red Hat's consistent improvements to the open KVM hypervisor and its concurrent virtualization management offerings now allow more customers to take control of their data centres and build individualized paths to a private Cloud infrastructure. With new additions to the third-party plug-ins offered by Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3, it offers a fundamental core for Red Hat’s OpenStack-powered cloud offerings."

Scott Shaffer, Director Servers Platform Software, HP Enterprise Group, stated: "The release of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 represents a significant step in open source virtualization that can easily and rapidly be deployed on HP's ConvergedSystem for Virtualization for a balanced system supporting a variety of application environments. As a complementary solution, HP's Insight Control for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization offers direct integration of the RHEV-M console with HP ProLiant, decreasing costs and data centre complexity by providing a comprehensive view to manage and monitor both physical and virtual environments."

Patrick Rogers, vice president, Data Center Platforms, NetApp stated: "As open source virtualization gains momentum, NetApp is looking forward to our continued collaboration with Red Hat to enable our customers' success", stated Patrick Rogers, vice president, Data Center Platforms, NetApp. "The NetApp Virtual Storage Console for RHEV will drive streamlined operations between NetApp NFS and the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager, enabling simplified discovery, provisioning, modification and rapid cloning."

Doug Matthews, vice president, Information Availability Product Management, Symantec Corporation

stated: "The on-going availability of Symantec Cluster Server for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization continues our longstanding collaboration with Red Hat to offer enterprises of all sizes, trusted availability solutions for their applications and information. Through our collaboration, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 customers can experience seamless automated disaster recovery, with better availability and performance for their business-critical applications."

Silviu Popa, Head of IT, Hidroconstructia stated: "Deploying Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization allowed us to easily create snapshots of virtual machines, and move them seamlessly from testing to production environment while allowing us to keep focus on delivering our construction projects on time and within budget. The learning curve is shorter with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and our platform has been stable for two years with no incidents since the initial deployment."

Source: Red Hat

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Primeur weekly 2014-01-27

Special

A farewell to Hans Meuer ...

The Cloud

VMware to acquire AirWatch ...

New Australian retail ISP Jiva implements Oracle Service Cloud to empower customers ...

Red Hat upgrades Cloud infrastructure offerings to deliver on the Open Hybrid Cloud Vision ...

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 enables OpenStack-ready Cloud infrastructure ...

Desktop Grids

JPPF 4.0 raises the bar in the Grid computing arena ...

EuroFlash

Prof. Dr. Hans Werner Meuer passed away January 20, 2014, aged 77 ...

PhD Fellowship Programme at BSC-CNS ...

The Bull group launches "One Bull", its strategic plan for 2014-2017 ...

The Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) entrusts scientific data management to Oracle ...

USFlash

SDSC and Leidos to help develop new cybersecurity reference architecture for electrical microgrids ...

SDSC announces 2014 Internship Opportunities for High School Students ...

SC14 Workshop Proposals due February 7th ...

Donated supercomputer to supercharge New Zealand research ...

Houston Methodist Licenses Its Computer Augmented Virtual Environment To Facts And Figures ...

IBM closes acquisition of Aspera ...

Suzhou PowerCore Technology Co. intends to use IBM POWER technology for chip design that pushes innovation in China ...

Lenovo plans to acquire IBM's x86 server business ...

KDDI selects Oracle SuperCluster to strengthen authentication system for mobile core network and support rapid data growth ...

SGI launches new performance-optimized enterprise storage systems and new All-Flash array for Big Data and HPC workloads ...

Liz King joins SGI as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales ...

AMD offers new levels of efficiency with 12- and 16-core additions to the AMD Opteron 6300 Series ...

Dot Hill Ultra48 AssuredSAN storage arrays bring industry-first 2U 48 ultra density form factor, high performance, and enhanced efficiency to the data centre ...

Cirrascale announces improved power solution for BladeRack 2 F-Series ...