Container-native virtualization addresses the needs of development teams that have adopted, or want to adopt, Red Hat OpenShift® Container Platform for containerized workloads but possess traditional virtual machine (VM)-based workloads that cannot be easily containerized. This technology provides a unified development platform where developers can build, modify, and deploy applications residing in application containers and VMs in a shared environment. These capabilities support rapid application modernization across hybrid cloud environments.
With container-native virtualization, teams that rely heavily on traditional VM-based workloads can containerize applications faster. By managing virtualized workloads and containerized workloads as part of a single application development and life-cycle workflow, teams can manage and deploy applications that currently include VMs and containers directly from Red Hat OpenShift, with the option of moving more components of the application to containers over time.
The container-native virtualization will be available to customers who purchase Red Hat OpenShift delivered as an integrated solution of hardware and software through our original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners for running turnkey, on-premise, hybrid cloud infrastructure.