Red Hat tackles cloud with Enterprise Virtualization 3.5

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The software vendor Red Hat has updated its Enterprise Virtualization service to version 3.5 in a bid to better serve the cloud infrastructure market.

Users who upgrade will have access to supposedly improved lifecycle management and provisioning of bare metal hosts, computing resource optimisation, and workload performance and scalability.

Jim Totton, VP and GM or Platforms Business Unit at Red Hat, said: "As more enterprises look to reap the benefits of bimodal IT in their virtualised and cloud-based environments, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization offers a key component of an infrastructure ready to accommodate traditional enterprise virtualization while building a foundation for cloud enabled workloads."

The service is said to feature improved integration with OpenStack’s image service and networking capabilities.

It will also link in with the virtualisation functions of Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux operating system and the company’s cloud infrastructure.

"With Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, we are able to deploy stable and efficient offerings that handle our enterprise compute needs while still being able to integrate into a larger hybrid cloud solution through the use of common open source virtualisation technologies," said Lucas Harms, senior infrastructure engineer at Speed Commerce.

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