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Red Hat Virtualization performance: SPECvirt benchmark


Red Hat® Virtualization is the strategic virtualization alternative for organizations looking for better total cost of ownership, faster return on investment, accelerated break-even, and freedom from vendor lock-in. Red Hat Virtualization consists of both a hypervisor technology and an enterprise virtualization manager. The Red Hat Virtualization hypervisor, based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux® kernel and the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor technology, offers the high performance and scalability that Red Hat is known for. Hypervisor performance is a key factor in deciding which virtualization platform to implement, and Red Hat Virtualization performance, as measured by the SPECvirt_sc2010® benchmark, leads the industry both in terms of highest overall performance and highest number of performant virtual machines on a single server.