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Introduction There’s no question of the important role virtualization is playing in data centers and IT environments across the globe. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 is your strategic alternative to proprietary solutions. Unlike many virtualization vendors whose solutions lock organizations into proprietary virtualization and cloud stacks, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 offers a superior balance of enterprise virtualization management features, performance, and scalability for Linux and Windows workloads, at a fraction of the cost. And best of all it does so without the lock-in of proprietary platforms. The following e-guide aims to show you the importance of virtualizing with the right vendor, that is right for your environment and right for your organization.
Don’t just find a vendor, find a solution; 42% of organizations use multiple hypervisors to maximize features & minimize cost —InfoTech Research Group, July 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) Deploying Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization immediately benefit your top level operations as well as your bottom line profits.
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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 is a complete virtualization management solution for server and desktop virtualization and the first enterprise-ready, fully open-source virtualization platform. RHEV represents a true strategic virtualization alternative to organizations looking for better total cost of ownership, faster return on investment, accelerated break-even, and freedom from vendor lock-in. Virtualize with RHEV and you can realize benefits such as:
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Industry leading performance as measured by SPECvirt benchmarks see www.spec.org/virt_sc2010/ Power user portal which allows users to manage their own virtual machines RHEV Marketplace with add-on software that integrates directly with RHEV Lower TCO and Higher ROI than proprietary solutions see redhat.com/promo/rhev3/buy.html
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Why open source? All software has source code. Open source software grants every user access to that code. Freedom means choice. Choice means power. We believe open source simply creates better software. As a result, the open source model often builds higher quality, more secure, more easily integrated software. And it does it at a vastly accelerated pace and often at a lower cost. RHEV is based on the powerful open source Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor and the oVirt open virtualization management platform, both projects begun at Red Hat and released to the open source community.
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Understanding RHEV & KVM Deploying Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and KVM in your environment (see diagram) delivers advanced technical features and benefits, such as: Superior scalability Host: 160 logical CPU (4,096 theoretical max), 2TB RAM (64TB theoretical max) Guest: 64 vCPU, 2TB RAM Supports latest hardware virtualization technologies from Intel and AMD Based on the latest RHEL 6.2 kernel for high performance, hardware enablement, and security Microsoft SVVP (Server Virtualization Virtualization Validation Program) certified for Windows operating systems and suppored by Red Hat and Microsoft
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Requires a RHEV subscription on the physical server (RHEL is optional and usually just for RHEL guests) Supports Linux and Windows VMs Includes a high level virtual management engine with a REST API, command line, and robust GUI support for managing multiple hosts and multiple VMs from a single point of management Has enterprise management engine to support live migration, load balancing, power management, high availability, templating, etc. Designed to manage hundreds of hosts/thousands of VMs through a central management GUI Inherits the broad ecosystems of supported hardware and software of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
SUCCESS STORIES We’ve seen improvements in how we can provide on-demand resources to our artists by leveraging open source and working with Red Hat . Red Hat has impressed us with its outstanding engineering capabilities and commitment to our strategic alliance. —Lans Carstensen, Principal Engineer, DreamWorks Animation
Our competitors are stuck in the process of setting up new instances of their applications for every client. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization frees us of that time-consuming process, making deployment a snap. None of our competitors can boast similar capabilities. —Justin Nemmers, Chief Operating Officer, Salsa Labs
Rather than having a hypervisor from one vendor and an operating system from another, we get both from Red Hat. —Kyle Bassett, Compute Architect, Symcor
Red Hat ® Enterprise Virtualization deployed to consolidate, manage, and support the assortment of CRM systems that service all 31 customer regions. Reducing costs by using fewer physical servers, improving manageability and productivity of IT staff and increasing server utilization and flexibility of resource allocation.
Get your head in the Cloud Get your head in the cloud, but keep your feet on the ground with Red Hat . Our solutions actively assist cloud adoption and deployment offering benefits unrivalled by our competition. We are the only Cloud vendor acknowledging choice at the hypervisor and cloud levels. You can choose the best platform for each workload, using Red Hat to break the proprietary model.
If I were VMware, I wouldn’t worry most about Microsoft, with its tendency to subsume low-end, small business markets by including everything in the Windows operating system. That’s so 1990s. Rather, I’d worry that Red Hat and KVM already have a foot in the cloud. —VMware Should Worry More About Red Hat, InformationWeek, September 2011
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Keep an open mind How open is your stack if youâ€™re locked in? The combination of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hatâ€™s full portfolio of open source solutions delivers value, performance, security, and reliability at the lowest TCO. With Red Hat , there is no proprietary vendor lock-in, and the support model is greatly simplified, allowing customers to deal with a single vendor for their entire stacks, including support and patching. As our real-world application testing demonstrates, Red Hat Enterprise Linux applications run best on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization , delivering up to 96% of bare metal performance.
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JBoss A virtualized JBoss Enterprise Middleware environment under Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is efficient, effective, and scalable to adapt to changing demand with a design that focuses on maintainability while yielding highly available systems.
IDC presents these benefits in Business Value of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Learn more about Red Hat Network Satellite for systems management
In order to achieve the best performance, availability, and security needed to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux in a virtual environment, organizations should use a combination of Red Hat Network Satellite for systems management and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for virtualization management. You rely on Red Hat Enterprise Linux technology for your mission-critical applications and network infrastructure. When you are considering virtualizing your Red Hat workloads, the clear choice is Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization .
Say no to lock-in... Selecting the right virtualization vendor is absolutely critical to the long term success and sustainability of your IT environment. Proprietary vendors are not for everyone, and Red Hat is fast becoming the virtualization vendor of choice.
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If I were VMware, I wouldn’t worry most about Microsoft, with its tendency to subsume low-end, small business markets by including everything in the Windows operating system. That’s so 1990s. Rather, I’d worry that Red Hat and KVM already have a foot in the cloud. VMware Should Worry More About Red Hat, Information Week, September 2011
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