Cisco, Red Hat Integrate Virtualization Technologies

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jun 24, 2010


Red Hat and Cisco have announced the expansion of their virtualization technologies with the integration of Cisco Virtual Network Link (VN-Link) technology with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. As mentioned in this Cisco news release, Red Hat and Cisco are integrating the Cisco Unified Computing System Virtual Interface Card with the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor included in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.


The two companies have integrated Cisco VN-Link and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for data center customers.

"With this integration, Red Hat and Cisco customers will have an opportunity to achieve higher performance, greater network visibility and control and a reduced total cost of ownership for their datacenter virtualization deployments.

"Bringing the network and virtualization domains closer to simplify datacenter deployments, Red Hat and Cisco are integrating the Cisco Unified Computing System Virtual Interface Card with the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor included in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. This combination creates a logical network infrastructure that will help to provide full visibility, control and consistency of the network for virtualization without sacrificing performance. VN-Link automates the movement of network and storage services so they can follow virtual machines as they are moved around the datacenter, helping to ensure consistent policy-driven network capabilities across all servers, physical or virtual, in a customer's datacenter."

Read the Full News Release at Cisco.com

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