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Today, we are pleased to announce the beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3, a comprehensive datacenter virtualization solution for servers and desktops,supporting Red Hat’s vision of empowering organizations on their journey from traditional datacenter virtualization to cloud computing. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, along with Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform are the pillars of Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering we introduced in June 2013. Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure enables organizations to commoditize and lower virtualization costs, reduce silos, and standardize on the common underlying services and management technologies for traditional workloads while providing an on-ramp to high-level cloud functionality based on OpenStack.

The beta of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 includes several features that support this journey, including:

  • OpenStack Network Service (Neutron) integration enables advanced networking capabilities for consumption by hosts and/or virtual machines;
  • OpenStack Image Service (Glance) integration which provides a library of images and instances that can be used by Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and OpenStack, thus providing a common set of building blocks;
  • Dynamic workload balancing, a pluggable feature allowing users to write their own workload balancing scripts for specific and unique setups that require customization;
  • Deeper integration and support for Red Hat Storage, incorporating Gluster 2.5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 to enhance performance;
  • A new SLA manager for network compute CPU memory, providing VM quality of service;
  • New pluggable scheduler for initial placement scheduling, allowing customers to build in rules and policies or overwrite with their own compliance rules; and
  • Self-hosted Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager engine, providing high availability and hardware consolidation.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 frees administrators from complicated and manual tasks, and enables them to automate while leveraging a platform that is better performing and a better value than a proprietary virtualization platform.. Furthermore, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 enables users to simultaneously standardize their storage, infrastructure, and networking services on OpenStack while utilizing existing skills to maximize their investments.

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure is the path to the data center of the future and readies organizations for next generation-elastic workloads. To learn how you can reduce the cost of virtualization, enhance performance, and easily manage underlying dependencies, and to download a fully supported trial of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2, visit

The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 beta is available immediately to existing Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization customers.

Learn more about Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure here.

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