Enterprise Open Virtualisation From Red Hat And IBM
Red Hat and IBM have partnered to promote jointly developed KVM open source virtualisation products
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation is a virtualisation solution designed to enable pervasive data centre virtualisation and enhance capital and operation efficiency. Red Hat introduced Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation for Servers in November 2009 and debuted Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation for Desktops as part of the product portfolio’s 2.2 update, released in June 2010, Red Hat officials said.
“We brought Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation to market to deliver new levels of choice to customers who desired a virtualisation solution that could deliver high performance, scalability and security at an affordable price,” said Navin Thadani, senior director of the Virtualisation Business at Red Hat, in a statement. “These features contribute to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation’s momentum and adoption worldwide.”
“As a long-time Red Hat channel partner, we welcomed the introduction of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation to the market,” said Bradley Brodkin, president at HighVail Systems in Toronto, Canada, in a statement. “We’ve experienced strong interest from our largest clients that are currently using other platforms as Red Hat gains momentum as an excellent Unix alternative. The virtualisation market has finally reached a point where it’s no longer just a nice-to but a got-to-have and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation fits this need. We’re excited to have expanded our partnership with Red Hat in gaining virtualisation certification.”
“Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation is an exceptional virtualisation platform combining the familiarity and economics of an open source Linux environment with the reliability of the Red Hat brand,” said Donn Bullock, vice president of virtualisation and cloud computing at Mainline Information Systems, in a statement. “Through the capabilities of our Mainline Virtualisation Practice, we are able to deliver customised configurations for our enterprise customers, leveraging this high-performance, scalable and cost-effective alternative from the leader in Linux solutions.”
Managed Hosting At TCCT
In addition, Red Hat also announced that TCC Technology (TCCT), a provider of commercially managed hosting and data centre services, has achieved increased scalability and performance for its key applications with Red Hat solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation.
To meet its customers’ demands, TCCT was looking to design a robust, stable, secure and cost-effective ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system based on its new SAP hosting model. Seeking to ensure its SAP system was running on a high-performance system, the company adopted an open architecture and set out looking for a solution that was reliable and offered superior support and services.
“TCCT provides enterprise hosting to customers, so we need a stable infrastructure, which must be correctly designed by professionals and the product owner,” said Kosit Suksingha, managing director of TCC Technology, in a statement.
After reviewing several technology solutions, TCCT selected Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the operating system to run on Intel Xeon-based servers for its large-scale, business-critical SAP-based ERP systems. The organisation also utilises Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform with integrated virtualisation and clustering technologies, and selected Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation for the solution’s virtualisation management capabilities. “We chose Red Hat because its competitive and reliable solutions are capable of running mission-critical applications,” said Suksingha.
“Although we know that virtualisation is a global trend, we never thought of using it as a mission-critical application until we found Red Hat technologies and applied them to our SAP hosted services,” Suksingha said in a statement. “Red Hat solutions have proven to be reliable, cost-effective and scalable, helping us offer commercially attractive SAP-hosted services on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ basis.
“Under our strict requirement for robustness and stability, we found Red Hat to be the right partner with which we can build reliable and innovative hosted solutions on a top-class infrastructure at a significantly lower total cost of ownership,” he said.