Red Hat ups its virtualization and cloud game

It starts, as all cloud projects do, with virtualization. The latest RHEV is designed to deliver traditional datacenter virtualization while providing an on-ramp to OpenStack RHCI. RHEV’s new self-hosted engine allows it to be deployed as a virtual machine on the host. This in turn reduces its hardware requirements.

Red Hat is also doubling down on RHEV’s advantages for OpenStack. The company states that RHEV “enables customers to deploy a common set of OpenStack services (Compute, Storage and Networking) that can be used by their datacenter virtualization platform through Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, as well as their private cloud through Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. With a cohesive environment between the private cloud and the datacenter, a variety of enterprises may now deploy traditional and elastic workloads without having to duplicate infrastructure layers.”