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During the Red Hat Summit 2013 event, Red Hat, Inc. has announced serveral news: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2, nuove linee di prodotto basate su OpenStack per realizzare la sua vision di Open Hybrid Cloud, shows OpenStack Ecosystem Strength, launches Red Hat OpenStack Certification and unveils Red Hat Certified Solution Marketplace.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2

Designed to meet an increasing industry need for open virtualization solutions without compromising performance, scalability, security or features. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is also an essential component of Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, which combines traditional datacenter virtualization features provided by Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, cloud-enabled infrastructure provided by Red Hat OpenStack, and hybrid cloud management provided by Red Hat CloudForms, to deliver a comprehensive open hybrid cloud solution for customers seeking to adopt cloud-enabled applications and infrastructure in coexistence with their traditional infrastructure and migrate over time as their needs demand.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2 brings a vast array of new features, including:

  • Fully supported Storage Live Migration, allowing virtual machine images to be moved from one storage domain to another without disrupting service;
  • Support for the latest industry-standard processors from Intel and AMD, including Intel Haswell series and AMD Opteron G5 processors; and
  • Enhancements in storage management, networking management, fencing and power management, Spice console enhancements, logging and monitoring, and more.

New Third-Party Plug-ins
A key feature in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2 is the availability of a new third-party plug-in framework. Developed through community and vendor collaboration and contributions, the plug-in framework enables third parties to integrate new features and actions directly into the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization management user interface. New menu items, panes, and dialog boxes allow users to access the new functionality the same way they use Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization’s native functionality. The framework continues to evolve based on vendor and community requests, and any vendor may choose to consume the plug-in framework and add unique functionality to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Red Hat is already collaborating with several industry leaders to integrate their solutions with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization via the new plug-in, including high availability and disaster recovery solutions from NetApp, Symantec, and Insight Control from HP:

  • NetApp: Virtual Storage Console (VSC) for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization helps improve efficiency while reducing cost and complexity in virtual environments using NetApp storage. VSC provides integrated virtual storage management, including rapid domain provisioning and cloning of hundreds of virtual machines, while enabling Red Hat administrators to access and execute all of these capabilities using the standard Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization management interface NetApp is now accepting applications for the VSC for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization beta.
  • Symantec: Veritas Cluster Server from Symantec, the comprehensive disaster recovery and high availability solution, will support Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2 environments. Once integration is complete, Veritas Cluster Server will offer “push button” disaster recovery orchestration, and together with the Veritas Operations Manager Recovery Plan feature completely automate the failover of a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment over to a disaster recovery site. This includes guests, guest network reconfiguration, and storage reconfiguration. Veritas Cluster Server is designed to provide high availability and disaster recovery for databases, custom applications, and complete multi-tiered applications across physical and virtual environments over any distance.
  • HP: Insight Control for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, a new plug-in currently being developed by HP to enable deployments using HP ProLiant servers to view a wealth of information provided by the HP Insight Control platform. Within the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization graphical interface, administrators can quickly and easily obtain detailed information on the health of the HP server hardware.

Red Hat OpenStack Certification

In addition to momentum for its OpenStack partner ecosystem, Red Hat today announced availability of Red Hat OpenStack Certification. Red Hat OpenStack Certification helps customers identify third-party solutions that have been tested and certified with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform as well as Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure. Partners use the Red Hat OpenStack Certification Test Suite to certify either with a single service of OpenStack such as Block Storage (Cinder), Object Storage (Swift) or Networking (formerly known as Quantum), or with the entire set of Red Hat OpenStack technologies. Red Hat OpenStack Certification for OpenStack Compute (Nova) is available immediately. Certification for OpenStack Networking or for OpenStack Storage is expected to be available in the coming weeks.

In addition to the products achieving Red Hat OpenStack Certification, Red Hat is bringing its robust Red Hat Enterprise Linux ecosystem to Red Hat OpenStack. As of today’s announcement, more than 4,000 compute servers and 13,000 applications that are currently certified for Red Hat Enterprise Linux are moving to certification for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

Red Hat Certified Solution Marketplace

Launched today, the Red Hat Certified Solution Marketplace brings choice and the full power of Red Hat’s OpenStack ecosystem to customers. With the Red Hat Certified Solution Marketplace, customers will be able to easily find technologies and solutions that have achieved Certification with Red Hat OpenStack, or with other products in Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud portfolio. The Red Hat Certified Solution Marketplace already includes more than 500 products that have been certified as OpenStack compute (Nova) compatible, from technology industry leaders such as Cisco, Dell, HP, and IBM. These solutions not only complement and expand the cloud infrastructure offerings based on Red Hat OpenStack, but also represent a broad range of enterprise applications from Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat JBoss Middleware partners.

Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2906 Posts)

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-18. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-18. Nutanix NTC 2014-18. PernixPro 2014-16. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.


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