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Red Hat Drives Operational Simplicity and Modern System Support with Latest Version of Red Hat Virtualization

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Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions today announced Red Hat Virtualization 4.3, the latest version
of Red Hat’s 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 solutions.

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 Hat’s 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 data centers.
  • IBM POWER9 support – IBM’s 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 Hat’s 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.

Supporting Quotes

Joe Fernandes, vice president, Cloud Platforms Products, Red Hat
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.”

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