RALEIGH, N.C., Nov 03, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers, the newest product set in the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization portfolio. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers is designed to enable pervasive adoption of virtualization, with a comprehensive end-to-end solution combining a standalone hypervisor and powerful virtualization management.
In February 2009, Red Hat announced plans to deliver the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization portfolio, building on its leading Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system platform, offering the proven security, performance, scalability and cost advantages of open source virtualization technology. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers entered a worldwide beta in June 2009. Extensive collaboration with large enterprise beta customers, such as Comviva, Host Europe, NTT Communications, Qualcomm and Swisscom, resulted in enhanced product capabilities designed to meet enterprise requirements for deploying and managing heterogeneous virtualization and cloud environments.
And the PR talk continues after that. What does this mean to all the regular people and geeks in the room. Well, not much actually. This is to do with the high end server solutions offered by Red Hat rather than the Red Hat Linux operating system we all know an love. While it is basically an elder brother of the desktop version, the technologies and advances involved will only be relevant to larger organisations and ISPs running large server based services.
The fact that the new versions are concentrating on cloud computing functionality is of general interest to geeks. The idea of cloud computing has really taken off in recent years and many current high-bandwith online multimedia uses will eventually rely solely on cloud computing paradigms to provide smooth and delay-free delivery of services and media in the online realm.
In the meanwhile, the fact that a company like Red Hat, which is so closely tied to the fortunes of the open source movement in corporations and business, is releasing and making new innovations in its product line is good news for all.