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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
Everything you need to virtualize enterprise servers and desktops
Virtualization can vastly improve efficiency, free up resources, and cut costs. But you can’t sacrifice performance, security, and existing investments. As you plan for the cloud, you need to be able to choose your technology and scale for the future—without more vendor lock-in.
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?
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Virtualization that acts like bare metal
Only Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization offers complete 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 solutions.
Record–setting performance and scalability
Compared to bare metal, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization can perform as well or better, offering robust Microsoft Exchange performance and high I/O throughput in Oracle database workloads. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization produced record-setting SPECvirt_sc2010 benchmark results, including highest overall performance and highest number of well-performing virtual machines (VMs) on a single server.
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Take control of your technology—and future
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.
What could you do with 75% savings?
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
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Military–class security is built right in
With Red Hat, security doesn’t cost extra. sVirt and SELinux provide kernel-level protection against hypervisor and guest exploits. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, including the KVM hypervisor, is Common Criteria EAL 4+ certified. And all security features are easy to use, administer, and manage, helping you:
Get ready for the cloud
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). By virtualizing with Red Hat, you’re laying the foundation for a seamless path to your private and open hybrid cloud implementations.
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Painless virtualization management
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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Virtualize your desktops
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.
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- Comparison based on benchmark addressing performance evaluation of datacenter servers used in virtualized server consolidation at www.spec.org as of May 2013. SPEC® and the benchmark name SPECvirt® are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation.
- Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization performance: SPECvirt benchmark
- Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization: Competitive pricing guide
- Understanding Linux Deployment Strategies: The Business Case for Standardizing on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, IDC, April 2011.