Red Hat Advances Linux Virtualization with RHEV 3.0
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Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) Wednesday officially launched Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) version 3.0. The new release is the first from Red Hat that doesn't require administrators to use Windows to manage their systems.
Red Hat is positioning RHEV 3.0 as an alternative to proprietary virtualization platforms from VMware as well as Microsoft.
The RHEV platform first debuted from Red Hat back in 2009, as an offshoot of technology acquired from virtualization vendor Qumranet. One part of the RHEV platform is the RHEV-M management system for servers, which has been a Windows-only solution.
With RHEV 3.0, the management system has been rewritten as a Java application. Previously, RHEV's management system had been written in Microsoft's .NET framework using the Web Presentation Framework (WPF). The new RHEV 3.0 as a Java application can run on a JBoss Enterprise Application Platform that sits on top of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).