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Red Hat Virtualization starts supporting OpenStack’s Neutron

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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 4 with OpenStack Neutron

Red Hat has announced the general availability of Red Hat Virtualization 4. This new release native supports OpenStack’s Neutron and offers a secure virtualisation environment.

Built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, the latest Red Hat Virtualization offers a combination of updated hypervisor, advanced system dashboard and centralised networking for users’ evolving workloads. The prime aim behind the new version is to enable a foundation for emerging technology deployments that include containerised and cloud-native applications.

“Red Hat Virtualization provides the economics, performance and agility needed across both traditional and new infrastructure initiatives,” said Gunnar Hellekson, director of product management for Linux and Virtualisation, Red Hat, in a press statement.

Red Hat Virtualisation 4 comes with an advanced system dashboard that has a storage image uploader and advanced live migration policies. Also, the dashboard provides a comprehensive view of virtualised resources and infrastructure.

There is intrinsic support for Red Hat OpenStack Platform Neutron. This lets organisations streamline shared services and reduce their operational footprint by deploying their services across traditional and cloud-backed workloads.

Red Hat has provided support for Linux container-based workloads in addition to OpenStack private and hybrid cloud deployments. To enable containers, the virtualisation solution has Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host.

The updated solution comes with sVirt to deliver greater virtual machine and hypervisor security. Additionally, there is Red Hat Satellite integration and improved visibility for the host and virtual machine errata details to improve safety.

Red Hat Virtualization 4 comes as an integrated offering with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Existing subscribers can upgrade the solution through the official Red Hat customer website. Moreover, users can install its presence directly using Anaconda.