Red Hat has released Enterprise Linux 5.1 with integrated virtualization. This release provides the most compelling platform for customers and software developers ever, with its industry-leading virtualization capabilities complementing Red Hat's newly announced Linux Automation strategy. It offers the industry's broadest deployment ecosystem, covering standalone systems, virtualized systems, appliances and web-scale “cloud” computing environments.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux's deployment flexibility uniquely allows customers to deploy a single platform, virtual or physical, small or large, throughout their enterprise. By providing one platform that spans the broadest range of x86, x86-64, POWER, Itanium and mainframe servers, regardless of size, core count or capacity, customers can gain dramatic operational and cost efficiencies when compared to proprietary solutions. And fully integrated virtualization, included at no additional cost, amplifies these benefits. Notably, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1 provides enhanced support for virtualization of Microsoft Windows guests, providing significant performance improvements for Windows XP, Windows Server 2000, 2003 and Windows 2008 beta guests.
“With Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtualization, customers can easily deploy any application, anywhere at anytime,” said Paul Cormier, executive vice president, Worldwide Engineering at Red Hat. “Other virtualization products don't scale to support large numbers of cores or CPUs, which limit customers' ability to utilize their infrastructure, or force customers to deploy multiple virtualization platforms. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux, customers enjoy a flexible yet consistent application environment for all of their virtualization requirements: from small servers to mainframe-class systems, for Linux and Windows servers and for even the most demanding workloads.”
Users deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1 and utilizing Virtualization Technology can experience even greater gains. “Red Hat and Intel have worked together in delivering a high-performance platform for virtualization,” said Pat Gelsinger, senior vice president, general manager, Intel Digital Enterprise Group. “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1 allows customers to scale up their virtual infrastructure to run high-performance virtual machines that utilize Intel Virtualization Technology and all the processing power of the Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors and high-end Itanium servers, without the overhead seen in traditional virtualization environments.”
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is also available on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), a web service that provides resizeable compute capacity in the cloud. This collaboration makes all the capabilities of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including the Red Hat Network management service, world-class technical support and over 3,400 certified applications, available to customers on Amazon's proven network infrastructure and datacenters.
The combination of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Amazon EC2 changes the economics of computing by allowing customers to pay only for the infrastructure software services and capacity that they actually use. Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon EC2 enables customers to increase or decrease capacity within minutes, removing the need to over-buy software and hardware capacity as a set of resources to handle periodic spikes in demand.
RedHat Enterprise h3r3
RedHat Enterprise Virtualization h3r3
RedHat Enterprise Features
RedHat Enterprise Certified Hardware