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December 6, 2012

Ret Hat updates enterprise virtualisation platform

The application offers enhanced scalability, better user administration and management interface, networking, storage and virtual desktop features

By CBR Staff Writer

Open source software application provider Red Hat has released an updated version of its Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 by adding new features to its earlier application released in January this year.

The revamped application claimed to offer enhanced scalability, better user administration and management interface, networking, storage and virtual desktop features.

Red Hat said the new release will offer flexibility for the combination of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and complete Red Hat portfolio, including Red Hat Storage and Red Hat Enterprise Linux platforms.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 claimed to offer scalability of guest virtual machines offering support for up to 160 logical CPUs and up to 2 terabytes of memory, per virtual machine.

Red Hat president of Product and Technologies Paul Cormier said that Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform enables enterprises to leverage the power of the open source development model to drive innovation for virtualisation.

"The 3.1 release is an important milestone for the product as it delivers key features and integrations that our customers are looking for," Cormier said.

"The integration of the product with Red Hat Storage, for example, brings virtual storage capabilities to enterprises that are not currently available in traditional virtualization solutions."

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The new application has also comes with an improved KVM hypervisor to support x86 processors.

Red Hat said that new application shares the same base KVM hypervisor technology as Red Hat Enterprise Linux and maintains common ABI compatibility, combining two platforms from a single vendor to offer enhanced flexibility.

The latest release enhances the features of earlier version which had the ability to access virtual images/storage over iSCSI, Fibre-Channel NFS or on local storage.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 features have been enhanced to enable users to access the secure, shared storage pool managed by Red Hat Storage, the company said.

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