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Red Hat Virtualization is one of the different virtualization platform available. It was one of the first OpenSource platforms with a good management layer and quite general to virtualize Linux but also Microsoft Windows workloads.

Built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), it features management tools that virtualize resources, processes, and applications—giving you a stable foundation for a cloud-native and containerized future.

One of the big limits of each other virtualization platform is the ecosystem that maybe not so big and complete as with VMware vSphere.

But Red Hat is trying to increase its ecosystem to build more complete solutions for customers that spark infrastructure modernization and transformation. Some of these partners include:

  • Maxta: A provider of hyperconvergence software, Maxta is collaborating with Red Hat on its Hyperconverged “(Un)Appliance” for Red Hat Virtualization, a pre-configured system of Red Hat Virtualization and Maxta Hyperconvergence software bundled together on Intel Data Center Blocks hardware.

  • Veeam: Develops intelligent data management, including availability software, compatible with Red Hat Virtualization by using agents, as well as physical and multicloud infrastructures.

  • Trilio: The company provides native data protection for Red Hat Virtualization. Trilio’s agentless, software-only solution enables point-in-time recovery of entire workloads in one click, directly from the Red Hat Virtualization dashboard. Trilio also supports hybrid and multi-cloud environments via native backup and recovery solutions for Red Hat OpenStack Platform clouds.

Across nearly every industry, organizations of all shapes and sizes are embracing digital transformation in an effort to modernize their IT departments.

But for companies locked into legacy technologies, the transformation isn’t always an option. Organizations with proprietary virtualization solutions know all too well how this technology can stifle enterprise IT innovation and advancement. And in those case, you may need a good way to migrate workload from one platform to another.

One option is using Maxta as a common storage platform. The recently announced Hyperconverged (Un)Appliance with Red Hat Virtualization and Maxta software provides all the advantages of hyperconverged appliances without the downsides.

Since Maxta is the only Hyperconverged Solution that supports both Red Hat Virtualization and VMware Virtualization, customers can use native Maxta functionality to migrate all or some of their vSphere-based virtual machines to Red Hat Virtualization. VMware customers can migrate virtual machines to Red Hat Virtualization at their own pace and still take advantage of unmatched Hyperconverged performance for both virtualizations solutions. Once customers have migrated to Red Hat Virtualization, they can also support containers, natively or within a virtual machine, on the same Maxta Hyperconverged Solution using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.