Virtualization can vastly improve efficiency, free up resources, and cut costs. But you can't afford to sacrifice performance, security, and existing investments. And as you plan for the cloud, it's important to build common services that use your virtualization investment and the cloud, while avoiding vendor dependency. So what if you could virtualize both your servers and desktops, manage them from 1 simple interface, and prepare for the cloud on your terms—without compromise? See how.
Performs as well as or better than bare metal
Support for up to 160 logical CPUs and up to 2TB of memory per virtual machine (VM)
Up to 95% to 140% performance gains for real-world enterprise workloads like SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft Exchange
Robust Microsoft Exchange performance and high I/O throughput in Oracle database workloads
Consolidation ratios of 850+ VMs with enterprise workloads running on a single server
Only Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization offers complete enterprise virtualization management for servers and desktops on the same infrastructure. Built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, it delivers reliable business agility and continuity for critical Linux and Microsoft Windows workloads at the scale you need. And because it's part of Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, you can prepare for the cloud for a lot less than proprietary virtualization solutions.
Datacenter complexity is overwhelming. But Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat CloudForms provide 1 easy-to-use management environment for your entire virtualization infrastructure—including provisioning, deployment, and analysis. Manage tens, hundreds, or thousands of physical and virtual servers as easily as 1, and more accurately forecast hardware resources.
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Get more flexibility and choice than closed, proprietary solutions. Based on open standards, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization works with Linux and Windows environments, and enterprise applications like Oracle, SAP, and SAS—freeing you from vendor lock-in. Plus, our extensive IHV and ISV ecosystem has thousands of hardware configurations and complementary apps to choose from.
With Red Hat, security doesn't cost extra. sVirt and SELinux provide kernel-level protection against hypervisor and guest exploits. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and earlier versions, including the KVM hypervisor, are Common Criteria EAL 4+ certified. And all security features are easy to use, administer, and manage, helping you:
- Protect multiple tenants.
- Fix critical vulnerabilities fast—most within 1 day.
- Protect data at rest or moving across the network.
- Reduce exposure with strict permissions.
- Simplify auditing with the complete separation of guests.
- Protect against malicious software attacks with cryptography.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is a component of Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, which lets you build and manage private cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization provides common underlying services and management technologies for traditional virtualization workloads while providing an on-ramp to high-level cloud functionality based on OpenStack®.
Only Red Hat lets you virtualize desktops on the same infrastructure as servers at no added cost, giving you:
- A seamless user experience. The powerful SPICE remote protocol delivers a user experience that's nearly indistinguishable from that of a local PC workstation.
- Security. By moving desktop environments off disparately located desktop PCs into a centrally controlled datacenter, you safeguard company data and comply with strict government regulations.
- Centralized management from 1 vendor. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager is a feature-rich desktop virtualization management system with advanced capabilities for physical host servers and virtual desktops, VM guests, and everything in between.
Many IT organizations pay a premium for platforms that perform similar to x86 systems. And that legacy UNIX platform you maintain? It's costing more than it would to replace it with a new x86 server and Red Hat software.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is a lower-cost alternative to expensive proprietary solutions, leaving room in your budget for other initiatives. You can deploy more virtualized servers today and—with a quicker return on investment (ROI)—install your next virtualization project sooner.
Ways you can save:
- Save up to 50% to 75% over proprietary alternatives
- Low-cost, high-value subscriptions include new releases at no extra charge.
- Lower operational costs can lead to upfront subscription costs being paid off in as little as 7 months.
- Consolidate and virtualize onto fewer systems to help reduce the number of IT staff needed.
- Faster time to deployment reduces TCO.
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- Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RH318/RH319)
Learn how to configure a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment; install, manage, and troubleshoot virtual servers and desktops; and secure virtual environments via multilevel administrative roles.
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- Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA)
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Let Red Hat Consulting help you successfully deploy Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. We offer flexible engagement models to help meet your IT goals. Have unallocated end-of-year budget? Consider using Consulting Units to secure resources you'll need in the upcoming year—without committing to a specific topic up front.
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- Ensure your cloud platform is set up to support your long-term cloud computing goals.
- Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Accelerator Service
- Accelerate the deployment of your Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization solution in your environment.
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Uptime is critical. If we aren't able to operate our systems, then we run the potential of being late on orders. We wouldn't be able to guarantee delivery to our customers. By using Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, we're able to make those guarantees.Joey Bertalan, I.T. manager, Stylmark Learn more
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- Deploying Red Hat and Red Hat-supported open source projects, Cigna’s initial proof of concept was so successful that it immediately spread throughout the IT organization.
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1. Comparison based on benchmark addressing performance evaluation of datacenter servers used in virtualized server consolidation at www.spec.org as of November 2013. SPEC® and the benchmark name SPECvirt® are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation.
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