Red Hat Launches Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2

  Red Hat Launches Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2

  Red Hat Brings Storage Live Migration and Third-Party Plug-in Framework to
                      Enterprise Virtualization Offering

Red Hat Summit 2013

Business Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. & BOSTON -- June 12, 2013

RED HAT SUMMIT 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced the global availability of Red Hat Enterprise
Virtualization 3.2, with fully supported Storage Live Migration and a new
third-party plug-in framework. As part of Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud
offerings, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is the industry’s only
mission-critical end-to-end, open source virtualization infrastructure
designed for enterprise users and global organizations.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2 is designed to meet an increasing
industry need for open virtualization solutions without compromising
performance, scalability, security or features. Red Hat Enterprise
Virtualization is also an essential component of Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure,
which combines traditional datacenter virtualization features provided by Red
Hat Enterprise Virtualization, cloud-enabled infrastructure provided by Red
Hat OpenStack, and hybrid cloud management provided by Red Hat CloudForms, to
deliver a comprehensive open hybrid cloud solution for customers seeking to
adopt cloud-enabled applications and infrastructure in coexistence with their
traditional infrastructure and migrate over time as their needs demand.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2 brings a vast array of new features,
including:

  *Fully supported Storage Live Migration, allowing virtual machine images to
    be moved from one storage domain to another without disrupting service;
  *Support for the latest industry-standard processors from Intel and AMD,
    including Intel Haswell series and AMD Opteron G5 processors; and
  *Enhancements in storage management, networking management, fencing and
    power management, Spice console enhancements, logging and monitoring, and
    more.

New Third-Party Plug-ins

A key feature in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2 is the availability of
a new third-party plug-in framework. Developed through community and vendor
collaboration and contributions, the plug-in framework enables third parties
to integrate new features and actions directly into the Red Hat Enterprise
Virtualization management user interface. New menu items, panes, and dialog
boxes allow users to access the new functionality the same way they use Red
Hat Enterprise Virtualization's native functionality. The framework continues
to evolve based on vendor and community requests, and any vendor may choose to
consume the plug-in framework and add unique functionality to Red Hat
Enterprise Virtualization.

Red Hat is already collaborating with several industry leaders to integrate
their solutions with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization via the new plug-in,
including high availability and disaster recovery solutions from NetApp,
Symantec, and Insight Control from HP:

  *NetApp: Virtual Storage Console (VSC) for Red Hat Enterprise
    Virtualization helps improve efficiency while reducing cost and complexity
    in virtual environments using NetApp storage. VSC provides integrated
    virtual storage management, including rapid domain provisioning and
    cloning of hundreds of virtual machines, while enabling Red Hat
    administrators to access and execute all of these capabilities using the
    standard Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization management interface NetApp is
    now accepting applications for the VSC for Red Hat Enterprise
    Virtualization beta.
  *Symantec: Veritas Cluster Server from Symantec, the comprehensive disaster
    recovery and high availability solution, will support Red Hat Enterprise
    Virtualization 3.2 environments. Once integration is complete, Veritas
    Cluster Server will offer "push button" disaster recovery orchestration,
    and together with the Veritas Operations Manager Recovery Plan feature
    completely automate the failover of a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
    environment over to a disaster recovery site. This includes guests, guest
    network reconfiguration, and storage reconfiguration. Veritas Cluster
    Server is designed to provide high availability and disaster recovery for
    databases, custom applications, and complete multi-tiered applications
    across physical and virtual environments over any distance.
  *HP: Insight Control for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, a new plug-in
    currently being developed by HP to enable deployments using HP ProLiant
    servers to view a wealth of information provided by the HP Insight Control
    platform. Within the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization graphical
    interface, administrators can quickly and easily obtain detailed
    information on the health of the HP server hardware.

Supporting Quotes

Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, Virtualization, Red Hat

“Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2 builds on the industry-leading
performance of the KVM hypervisor to offer an enterprise-class datacenter
virtualization and management solution to customers looking to save costs as
well as implement an open architecture. With the addition of Storage Live
Migration and third-party plug-ins from our industry partners, Red Hat
Enterprise Virtualization’s compelling value proposition to customers
virtualizing Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows workloads alike gets
stronger.”

Patrick Rogers, vice president, Data Center Platforms, NetApp

“Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2 represents a significant step forward
for open source virtualization. With Red Hat’s new third-party plug-in
framework, NetApp can now accelerate virtual machine cloning and provisioning
in Red Hat environments. Additionally, with the recent launch of Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.4 and the clustered Data ONTAP^® 8.2 architecture, NetApp
and Red Hat are enabling organizations that run virtualized solutions on Red
Hat products to maximize the performance and scalability of their virtual
environments with the industry’s first end-to-end parallel NFS solution.”

Doug Matthews, vice president of product management, Information Availability,
Symantec

"Virtualized datacenters require high availability and disaster recovery
capabilities in the same way as traditional server environments. We are
pleased to continue our long-time collaboration with Red Hat to bring seamless
support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2 to our Veritas Cluster Suite
to bring customers peace of mind that their most critical applications and
data will be available at all times.”

Jaime Arango, Director IDC and Office IT, UNE Telecommunications

"Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is an essential part of UNE’s expansion and
growth. We rely on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to support all of our
internal and external systems, and find that it offers us consistency,
performance, versatility, and cost savings to help us compete in the highly
competitive telecommunications market."

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