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:
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:
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 Hats 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."