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Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 Enters Market with Backing of Strong ISV Ecosystem

01-23-2012 02:12 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: Red Hat Inc.

Navin Thadani, senior director, Virtualization Business at Red Hat

Navin Thadani, senior director, Virtualization Business at Red Hat

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – January 22, 2012 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced strong partner support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 from its ISV partner ecosystem. In line with the general availability of the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 portfolio today, Red Hat introduces its ecosystem of industry-leading vendors that have integrated their applications with the 3.0 product through its APIs.

“We are excited to introduce Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 to worldwide enterprises today with the backing of our wide-ranging ecosystem of ISV partners that we have worked closely with to certify their solutions to our portfolio,” said Navin Thadani, senior director, Virtualization Business at Red Hat. “We selected leaders in product areas ranging from advanced management to security, backup, disaster recovery, compliance, capacity and performance management and monitoring to augment the reach and capabilities of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0. With these collaborations, we will offer joint support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and our partners’ certified products to our customers.”

Red Hat today also introduced a central hub where all Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization ecosystem partners will showcase information on their products via the Red Hat Market Place. The Market Place, available within Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization or via, offers a forum for collaboration, partner documentation such as data sheets and solution guides, and trial evaluations of products and applications certified for use with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Evaluations of these certified products from the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization ecosystem are easily available within the Market Place, allowing customers to trial new products alongside Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization within minutes.

Also introduced today is a new certification status, “Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization-Certified,” a product certification for Red Hat partner products that integrate with the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization API. Products and solutions classified under this status are considered to have a high-quality and meaningful integration with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. All applications showcased in the Red Hat Market Place are Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization-Certified.

“Acronis has been part of the Red Hat ISV ecosystem since 2006, and we continue to see growing demand for our solutions in the Red Hat environment. By achieving certification on this new platform, we can give enterprise customers the tools and the confidence to migrate their data over to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0, knowing that it can be well protected,” said Izzy Azeri, GM, Acronis Americas.

"We are very pleased to announce support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0," said Chuck Tatham, SVP Operations and Business Development at CiRBA. "Now organizations will be able to gain greater control over efficiency and risk in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization-based infrastructure with CiRBA's new Control Console. Powered by CiRBA's analytics, the console reveals waste and inefficiency in infrastructure and the precise changes required to address these issues, ultimately enabling organizations to run leaner data centers with lower risk."

"We are thrilled to join the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization ecosystem to help Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization customers maximize service performance and user productivity, and thereby deliver on the ROI promise of transformational IT initiatives," said Srinivas Ramanathan, founder and CEO of eG Innovations. "The eG Enterprise performance management solution provides the industry's only virtualization-aware service topology mapping and automatic correlation, which allows administrators to monitor Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization server and desktop platforms -- not as a silo but as an integral component of the overall business service infrastructure. This unique approach delivers deep, actionable insights into root causes of cross-domain service performance issues and enables administrators to pre-emptively detect, diagnose and fix root-cause issues before end users notice."

"Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 provides the features, performance and scalability that enable IT organizations to lower the cost of virtualization and cloud computing. ManageIQ is excited to collaborate with Red Hat to deliver unified monitoring, management and automation solutions that reduce the cost and complexity of enterprise virtual and cloud environments," said Joseph Fitzgerald, CEO of ManageIQ.

“Radware is pleased to be collaborating with Red Hat in jointly developing the first application delivery controller (ADC) solutions tailored to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environments,” said Gilad Zlotkin, vice president, Virtualization and Management Products R&D at Radware. “Through this relationship, Radware will enable more enterprise users to achieve the benefits of a fully virtualized application delivery infrastructure including greater availability, agility and performance of business-critical applications that run on top of the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization infrastructure, as well as savings in capital and operational costs. We’re excited for this strategic collaboration, and for Red Hat customers to now acquire the power of Radware’s virtual ADC solutions through the Red Hat Market Place.”

"As we expect most companies that use Red Hat Enterprise Linux to virtualize using Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, the availability of our Sourcefire Virtual IPS Sensor and Sourcefire Virtual Defense Center™ on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is critical to companies who want to extend their Next-Generation Network Security in both virtual and physical platforms," said Matt McCormick, vice president of business development at Sourcefire. "These same companies can benefit from our extended collaboration with Red Hat, which will offer our virtual products and demos through the Red Hat Market Place."

“Many of our customers are exploring and implementing heterogeneous hypervisor platforms within their virtualized data centers and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization offers unique hypervisor features that allow us to deliver the capacity management support needed to support these environments," said Bryan Semple, CMO at VKernel. “VKernel's vOperations Suite is fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 to provide award-winning capacity management capabilities for data centers using Red Hat to virtualize their environments."

For more information about Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0, including a full list of new features and capabilities, or to download a free, fully supported 60-day trial of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0, visit To visit the Red Hat Market Place, visit

To learn more about this announcement and to hear from Red Hat executives, partners and customers about Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0, join us for our virtual launch event keynote and following presentations kicking off at 12 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 18. The keynote and presentations will also be available on-demand following the live event. Join by visiting

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About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions and an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with more than 70 offices spanning the globe. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with cloud, virtualization, management, storage and service-oriented architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more:

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