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18 June 2009, 16:40

Red Hat tests new virtualisation products

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Red Hat has announced that it has begun beta testing its new virtualisation products. Originally announced in February, the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation product portfolio, is based on Qumranet's KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) hypervisor. It consists of a new standalone hypervisor and virtualisation managers for servers and desktops. Red Hat will continue to support existing deployments of Xen based installations, but is looking to migrate customers to the new KVM based offerings. The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager for Servers promises live migration, snapshots, a system scheduler, power and image managers, as well as comprehensive monitoring and reporting.

More information on the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization portfolio can be found on the Virtualization Strategy web page. According to Red Hat, the products are "on track for final delivery later this year".


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