RALEIGH, N.C. — Red Hat today announced the general availability of Red Hat Virtualization 4.2, the newest release of its Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)-powered virtualization platform. Built on the enterprise-grade backbone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 offers significant product updates from a simplified user interface to new capabilities around virtual networking, pairing new capabilities with Red Hat’s enterprise-grade reliability and support to lay a more stable foundation for IT innovation. Introduced in tandem with the new version is Red Hat Virtualization Suite, comprised of Red Hat Virtualization and Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat’s hybrid infrastructure management platform, offering a pre-integrated, simplified access point to open virtualization technologies combined with management.
Rather than layering open innovation on top of proprietary infrastructure, Red Hat Virtualization provides an alternative, offering an open software-defined infrastructure and centralized management platform for virtualized Linux and Windows workloads. This is designed to enable customers to modernize traditional applications for greater efficiency, while also creating a launchpad for cloud-native and container-based application innovation.
The latest version of Red Hat Virtualization builds on Red Hat’s recognized leadership for high performing, highly-available, and more easily scalable virtual machine (VM) workloads. Specifically, Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 introduces new and enhanced capabilities around:
User Interface (UI) – Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 delivers an easier-to-use and more intuitive user interface. Using the open source PatternFly project, the Red Hat Virtualization UI now provides a cohesive look and feel to other Red Hat offerings, including Red Hat CloudForms. This is designed to help increase productivity for IT operations, as users can more comfortably move between management tools without having to relearn basic functions.
Disaster Recovery (DR) – New disaster recovery capabilities within Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 deliver a native site-to-site failover capability. Instead of depending on integration with a specific storage vendor, Red Hat Virtualization