Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization addresses the needs of development teams that have adopted, or want to adopt, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform for containerized workloads but who 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 app containers and VMs in a unified environment. And these capabilities support rapid app modernization across hybrid cloud environments.
With OpenShift Virtualization, teams that rely heavily on traditional VM-based workloads can accelerate cloud-native development. By managing virtualized workloads and containerized workloads as part of a single app development and life-cycle workflow, teams can manage and deploy apps that currently include VMs and containers directly from Red Hat OpenShift. Teams also have the option to move more components of the app to containers over time.
OpenShift Virtualization is a feature of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Engine. It is not an add-on or a separate product. The OpenShift Virtualization operator must be installed to access the feature. All current and future subscribers will receive OpenShift Virtualization as part of their Red Hat OpenShift subscription.