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It's how enterprises see performance take off

Virtualization can vastly improve efficiency, free up resources, and cut costs—without sacrificing performance, security, and existing investments.

A complete virtualization solution for servers and desktops

Your bottom line depends on having a highly available and resilient infrastructure. Not only today—it must scale to meet future challenges from evolving technology and business demands.

Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization—powered by the people behind Red Hat Enterprise Linux®—takes you beyond bare metal to an open, agile foundation that's ready to take on the future.


Linux + Virtualization from Red Hat gives you performance and a platform without boundaries

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® with Smart Virtualization combines Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Get both in 1 package, together for less.

Take complexity and application processing latency out of your implementation. Go beyond bare metal and virtualize more high CPU workloads on fewer servers. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is a natural choice for virtualized Linux workloads; it requires no modification, provides better synchronization, and lets you take advantage of the latest innovation features from Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Smart Virtualization.

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Why our customers love virtualization

  • Open

    No vendor dependency with a fully open source solution

  • Cross-platform

    Great performance for Windows and Linux guests

  • Enterprise-ready

    Powerful mix of enterprise features and a rich set of partners

  • Affordable

    Lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and faster return on investment (ROI) than an equivalent proprietary solution

  • High-performance

    Top virtualization benchmarks for performance and scalability for Windows and Linux workloads—so you can be confident it will power your virtual machine workloads

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Case studies

The greatest benefit provided by the combination of Red Hat Gluster Storage and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization was a dramatic reduction in storage costs, which had posed problems for many years.
One of the key benefits of Red Hat cloud solutions—which are based on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Satellite, and Red Hat CloudForms—is that they work with virtualization solutions from different manufacturers, including the one currently installed and in production in the TGSol datacenter.
British Airways
British Airways increases scalability, reliability, flexibility and performance while building on its IT infrastructure using Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
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It made perfect business sense for Bonhams to deploy Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization in the US, avoiding lock up and eliminating licensing costs.


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oVirt is powered by the Open Source you know - KVM on Linux.

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