Red Hat makes upgraded enterprise virtualisation platform available

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Red Hat announced the general availability of its enterprise virtualization platform, Virtualization 4.1, powered by the company’s Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM).

Built on the enterprise-grade Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Virtualization 4.1 offers expanded automation capabilities through integration with Ansible by Red Hat.

Additionally, the platform’s networking and storage capabilities offer a stable, flexible foundation for IT innovation.

A key enhancement to Virtualization 4.1 is deeper integration with Red Hat’s portfolio of open hybrid cloud technologies.

This includes extended support for the company’s CloudForms and Ansible, allowing for a single management interface across heterogeneous datacenter infrastructure and the automation of role-based administration and operational tasks.

Further, the platform is integrated with Red Hat OpenStack Platform, bridging the gap between traditional and cloud-enabled workloads. Additionally, continued alignment with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 delivers improved support for Windows-based workloads and hot CPU unplug support.

With the platform, customers will be able to virtualize traditional applications, which can reduce IT expenses through infrastructure consolidation and helps to integrate existing workloads with new technologies, like private cloud and container-based workloads.

These features are promised to allow enterprises to optimize current infrastructure while better addressing future IT needs, all without the cost, complexity, and lock-in of proprietary virtualization solutions.