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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and HP Servers

HP’s line of ProLiant servers are particularly well-suited to running Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) is proving itself to be a major player in the virtualization marketplace. With each new release, the technology offers more robust features, greater control, increased flexibility and more. One of the key factors in how well Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization meets your organization’s needs is the physical platform on which it runs.

HP’s line of ProLiant servers are particularly well-suited to running Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Here are some facts you need to know as you make your decisions about whether to implement this open source virtualization solution and whether to choose HP servers to support it:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on HP ProLiant servers is a proven technology. The platform offers enterprise-level performance, leading scalability and even military grade security.
  • The combination also offers significant cost savings. When compared to proprietary options, you’re looking at a savings between 60% and 80% by running RHEV on HP ProLiant servers.
  • At the core of RHEV is the Kernel-based Virtual Machine. KVM is a component of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which makes RHEV the perfectly natural choice for Linux workloads. It also means that RHEV is a useful option for Windows Server workloads, however.
  • HP offers the entire platform. You can get RHEV support and subscriptions, implementation, consulting, large-deployment assistance and just about anything else you might want from the customer service perspective.

These factors make a compelling case for just about any enterprise to consider the RHEV-HP ProLiant combination.

Various implementations

Using RHEV on HP ProLiant servers, you can do all sorts of things. Some of the most common types of implementations include:

  • Creating a substrate for your private cloud
  • Consolidating servers
  • Hardware abstraction
  • Migrating from UNIX to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

As you can see, this is a powerful combination with many, many possible applications.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is becoming a major force to be reckoned with in the enterprise virtualization arena. It’s as capable and manageable as its proprietary competitors, and when paired with powerful HP ProLiant servers it offers robust solutions in a cost-effective manner.

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