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Red Hat and Wyse Collaborate on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops 3.0
January 18, 2012
by: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Team
Today, Red Hat announced the general availability of its Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 platform with significantly expanded capabilities for both its server and desktop virtualization management tools and its Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor. The company also announced strong partner support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 from its ISV partner ecosystem of industry-leading vendors. Among the ecosystem are thin-client vendors like Wyse who have collaborated with Red Hat on the company’s virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops.
Together, Red Hat and Wyse are working to further advance VDI through a joint offering developed with the combination of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops, the portfolio’s SPICE protocol and Wyse technologies and solutions. Through joint collaboration between both companies, a new SPICE client add-on is expected to be available soon for Wyse’s SUSE Linux-based thin clients, in addition to continued support for Wyse’s Windows-embedded thin clients.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 includes over 1,000 new features, enhancements and improvements. The management system is now a Java application running on JBoss Enterprise Application Platform on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The portfolio also includes new additions such as a power user portal for self-service provisioning, RESTful API, local storage and more. With its open source hypervisor and virtualization management system, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization offers an interoperable solution without lock-in to proprietary platforms. Red Hat has established itself as an industry leader in virtualization performance, holding all of the top five current SPECvirt_sc2010 results (www.spec.org), including the best 2-socket, 4-socket and 8-socket results. Similarly, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization leads the industry in scalability metrics for VM density and hosts per cluster. These leading performance and scalability benefits also come at prices one third to one fifth of the cost of alternative proprietary offerings.*
To download a free fully supported, 60-day trial of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, visit www.redhat.com/rhev3.
* Source: Cost information taken from publicly disclosed pricing information and prepared and analyzed by Red Hat