Red Hat Drives Operational Simplicity and Modern System Support with Latest Version of Red Hat Virtualization

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    Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 provides high performing,
    highly-available, and more easily scalable virtual machine workloads.

    DENVER – OPEN INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMIT–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
    solutions today announced Red Hat Virtualization 4.3, the latest version
    of Red Hat’s Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)-powered virtualization
    platform, will be generally available in May 2019. Built on the trusted
    enterprise foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat
    Virtualization 4.3 is designed to deliver greater security, easier
    interoperability and improved integration across enterprise IT
    environments. From enhanced software-defined networking capabilities to
    new roles powered by Red Hat Ansible Automation, Red Hat Virtualization
    4.3 powers modern systems while remaining fully open and helping reduce
    costs in versus proprietary solutions.

    Red Hat Virtualization is an open software-defined platform for
    virtualizing Linux and Microsoft Windows workloads. It provides a
    flexible, scalable and more secure production-ready platform with
    automation and services to simplify IT operations. Driven by open
    innovation and integrated with other open source technologies, Red Hat
    Virtualization allows customers to more easily virtualize traditional
    workloads, while building a foundation to power future cloud-native and
    containerized workloads. Many companies have benefitted from a lower
    total cost of ownership (TCO) after implementing Red Hat Virtualization.

    Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 builds on Red Hat’s recognized leadership for
    high performing, highly-available, and more easily scalable virtual
    machine (VM) workloads. Specifically, the platform introduces new
    capabilities and enhancements including:

    • Expanded software-defined networking (SDN) – With support for
      the latest Red Hat OpenStack Platform (version 12, 13 and 14), Red Hat
      Virtualization 4.3 offers more flexibility and customer choice in SDN
      solutions, providing an open technology stack that can more easily
      integrate with existing technologies to meet specific business needs.
    • Powerful automation with Red Hat Ansible Automation
      End-to-end automated configuration, deployment and validation are made
      possible with Red Hat Ansible Automation. New roles include deployment
      of the Red Hat Virtualization Manager through Ansible, as well as
      creation and management of physical and logical resources such as
      hosts, clusters and data centers.
    • IBM POWER9 support – IBM’s latest POWER architecture provides
      high performance for your big data and resource-intensive database
      workloads. Red Hat Virtualization supports using IBM POWER8 or POWER9
      virtual machines within your data center.
    • Modern operating system support – With Red Hat Enterprise Linux
      8 beta guest support on Red Hat Virtualization, users will now be able
      to run production workloads on the industry-leading Linux operating
      systems in a virtualized environment with planned support for Red Hat
      Enterprise Linux 8 at its release.

    The Red Hat infrastructure migration solution supports Red Hat
    Virtualization 4.3 as one of several target platforms, allowing
    customers to smoothly migrate their existing proprietary virtual
    infrastructure to Red Hat’s open virtualization platform.

    Availability

    Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 will be available as a standalone offering,
    as an integrated offering with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and as part of
    Red Hat Cloud Suite or Red Hat Virtualization Suite. Existing
    subscribers can upgrade to Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 through the Red
    Hat Customer Portal.

    Supporting Quotes

    Joe Fernandes, vice president, Cloud Platforms Products, Red Hat
    “Virtualization
    provides a foundation for modern computing and entry point for hybrid
    cloud deployments, making a flexible, stable and open virtualization
    platform a key piece of an enterprise technology mix. Red Hat
    Virtualization 4.3 is designed to provide such a platform, enabling
    organizations to virtualize their workloads with even better security,
    improved interoperability and enhanced integration across enterprise IT
    environments while remaining fully open and affordable.”

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