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Red Hat Positioned In The Visionaries Quadrant Of Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant For x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure

Evaluation based on completeness of vision and ability to execute

Red Hat, Inc. the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat Enterprise redhat logoVirtualization has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the August 2016 x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure Magic Quadrant. With Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, companies around the world are building a foundation for future technologies while integrating with existing technologies with an open, scalable, and high-performance virtualization infrastructure.

Gartner’s Magic Quadrants are based on rigorous analysis of a vendor’s completeness of vision and ability to execute. According to Gartner, “About 80% of x86 server workloads are virtualized, but virtualization technologies are becoming more lightweight, supporting more workloads and agile development. Price, modernization and specific use cases are driving enterprises to deploy different, and often multiple, virtualization technologies.”

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is an open infrastructure and management platform for servers and workstations with robust security capabilities. It is built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technologies, and enables customers to virtualize both traditional and cloud-native applications. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is the open alternative. It offers a high-performing, fault-tolerant, and more secure platform for mission-critical, virtualized Linux and Windows environments. Red Hat reduces the cost and complexity of proprietary virtual machines (VM) through improved economics, interoperability, and agility of virtualization. Backed by Red Hat’s certified ecosystem of software and hardware partners, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization offers unparalleled performance, scale, and flexibility to support a broad range of critical workloads.

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Gunnar Hellekson, director of product management, Linux and Virtualization, Red Hat
“Many enterprises are looking for an open alternative to proprietary virtualization solutions to obtain better efficiencies and interoperability, and to bridge their traditional infrastructure to cloud-native workloads using OpenStack or other platforms. As the only company included in the Visionaries quadrant, we believe Red Hat’s Magic Quadrant position reinforces our continued innovation, momentum and strong vision for an open, high-performance virtualization alternative.”

Additional Resources

  • View the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure

  • Read a blog post on Red Hat’s placement in the 2016 x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure Magic Quadrant

  •  Learn more about Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

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