Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization hypervisor features are really impressive and goes head-to-head with VMware vSphere 4.0. The release 5.4 of the product has been integrated with KVM hypervisor technology acquired from Qumranet back in 2008. The current release supports live migration, load balancing, snapshots, flexible storage, memory page sharing and ballooning, SSL encryption, multiple virtual CPUs etc…
Yet, on top of the virtualization stack Red Hat is planning to deliver their new Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops allowing advanced desktop management, including features like rapid provisioning, linked images, desktop pooling and search-base management.
When I get some spare hardware I will test the solution and post the results here. For now, compare Red Hat features against VMware vSphere 4.0. Poor Hyper-V stands no chance in this competition at this point in time, however everybody know Microsoft is a sleeping giant and they are good in this catch up game.
For more information, please go to http://www.redhat.com/rhev