Red Hat made available its Virtualization 4.2, the newest release of its Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)-powered virtualization platform. Built on the enterprise-grade backbone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 offers significant product updates from a simplified user interface to new capabilities around virtual networking, pairing new capabilities with Red Hat’s enterprise-grade reliability and support to lay a more stable foundation for IT innovation. Introduced in tandem with the new version is Red Hat Virtualization Suite, comprised of Red Hat Virtualization and Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat’s hybrid infrastructure management platform, offering a pre-integrated, simplified access point to open virtualization technologies combined with management.
Rather than layering open innovation on top of proprietary infrastructure, Red Hat Virtualization provides an alternative, offering an open software-defined infrastructure and centralized management platform for virtualized Linux and Windows workloads. This is designed to enable customers to modernize traditional applications for greater efficiency, while also creating a launchpad for cloud-native and container-based application innovation.
Gunnar Hellekson, Director, Product management, Linux and Virtualization, Red Hat said – “Red Hat Virtualization allows our customers to access the economics, performance and agility they need from their virtualized infrastructure. With enhancements in Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 including improved user interface, user-managed networking, disaster recovery features and tighter integration with the rest of Red Hat’s portfolio, we expect organizations to find it even easier to use and manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux hypervisor.”
Open integration is a key tenet of Red Hat Virtualization. The latest release delivers deeper integration across the Red Hat portfolio, including Red Hat Ansible Automation, Red Hat Gluster Storage, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, and Red Hat Satellite. Additionally, Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 introduces Red Hat Virtualization Suite. Comprised of Red Hat Virtualization and Red Hat CloudForms, the suite manages heterogeneous environments across multiple clouds, hypervisors, containers and traditional computing infrastructure.