The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV 3.4) platform, released today, provides new features that make hypervisor-based virtualization easier to deploy and manage. The new RHEV release comes at a pivotal time for the virtualization industry as Docker container-based virtualization is now beginning to pick up momentum.
Red Hat is a big supporter of Docker and includes it as part of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7) operating system, which was released June 10. Red Hat is also working on the open-source Project Atomic, which is an operating system platform built for container delivery.
RHEV and Docker provide fundamentally different use cases, Herold explained. “In fact, we see opportunities for RHEV to run the operating systems, including Atomic Hosts, that ultimately run Docker instances,” he said. “Within the oVirt upstream project, we have an initial Docker integration to run Docker instances in VM containers provided by RHEV.”