Red Hat Chosen As VMware Cloud Computing Service For IBM


Red Hat's recent release of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization provides an alternative to existing products, and soon, will work as the foundation of public cloud computing offerings. Enterprise Virtualization offers scalability for real world enterprise applications, including Microsoft Exchange, SAP and Oracle, security built on the Red Hat Entprise Linux kernal, and a cost about sixty to eighty percent lower than similar offerings from other companies. Its enterprise virtualization management features include live migration, power saving, load balancing, and many others. This balance of features and low cost makes Red Hat an excellent choice for cloud computing operations.

Cloud computing is an emerging model for delivering information technology that may reduce the complications and costs of standard IT models, while improving service delivery and helping to optimize workloads. Done right, cloud computing is extremely scalable and provides a quality experience for users. It's based on the internet, and shared information and resources are provided when they're needed, rather than kept available all the time. Cloud computing works more like a public utility, and users no longer need to be tech experts or have control over the technology that supports their work.

Red Hat recently announced that IBM has selected Enterprise Virtualization as its new cloud computing service platform. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization will be used during testing and development of the platform. This virtualization product has been available only since February 2009, and is intended to address many previous virtualization concerns from customers, including scalability, security, and performance. The server version has been available since November 2009.

IBM and Red Hat's collaboration in cloud computing and enterprise virtualization is expected to provide significant benefits to consumers, breaking down the existing barriers to adoption of cloud computing and virtualization. The environment is intended to be able to meet requirements for nearly all enterprises. The combination of virtualization software from Red Hat with hardware and support from well known, trusted IBM sources makes a compelling argument for enterprise customers to take a look at this option.