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Analysts from Gartner to IDC say that in early 2012, about 50% of x86 workloads were virtualized, and that most organizations are looking to virtualize most of their workloads over the next three to five years.

Virtualization is a mature technology, most organizations have developed the policies, procedures, and culture for deploying virtual workloads. What hasn't happened yet in virtualization that one would expect in a mature IT technology is competition that increases choice and lowers cost.

Nevertheless, most organizations are now moving to multi-vendor strategies for virtualization. While a single vendor may have made sense when organizations we at less than 50% virtualization, it now makes sense for customers to foster choice in virtualization just as they have with other datacenter technologies.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) is a strategic alternative to VMware and a natural choice for Linux VMS.

RHEV resized 600 RHEV combines the power of the KVM hypervisor with a robust virtualization management system designed for all virtualization use cases.

RHEV is a natural choice for Linux virtual machines because the KVM hypervisor leverages the power of Linux to provide unbeatable performance for all workloads, Linux or Windows.

RHEV handles basic server consolidation and hardware abstraction.

RHEV can serve as a platform for private cloud, using the RHEV User Portal, Red Hat Cloud products, or products from our RHEV ecosystem partners.

RHEV also maintains the ability to run native Linux applications side-by-side with virtual machines, allowing organizations to break the divisions between physical and virtual silos.

And finally, RHEV addresses desktop virtualization with the RHEV for Desktops addition.

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