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Alternatives to VMware Part 3: Exploring the Benefits of Red Hat Virtualization

In our four-part blog series about alternatives to VMware vSphere's virtualization platform, part one explains the benefits of using Citrix Hypervisor, part two explains the benefits of using Microsoft Hyper-V, and in this third part, we'll explain the benefits of Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization.

Red Hat Virtualization and VMware vSphere are both widely used virtualization platforms that enable businesses to manage their virtualized workloads. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of using Red Hat Virtualization as compared to VMware's vSphere:

5 Benefits of Using Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization

Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization offers a range of features that make it a strong VMware alternative, including:

  1. Open Source: Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization is based on open-source technologies, which means users can access the source code and customize the platform to their specific needs.

  2. Integration with Red Hat Ecosystem: Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization integrates well with other Red Hat products, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform.

  3. Cost-effective: Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization has a lower total cost of ownership and does not have the same level of additional licensing costs as VMware's vSphere.

  4. Migration Toolkit for Virtualization: Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization offers a toolkit to migrate virtual machines between other platforms and physical servers.

  5. Strong Community Support: As an open-source project, Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization benefits from the support of a large community of developers and users.

Disadvantages of Red Hat openshift Virtualization

While Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization offers many benefits as a VMware alternative, there are some disadvantages to consider:

  • Limited third-party support: Red Hat OpenShift has a smaller base than VMware (including numerous partnerships and technology vendors), which means fewer third-party integrations and tools.

  • Steep Learning Curve: The transition to Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization may be steeper for organizations and IT professionals already familiar with VMware products.

When comparing Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization with VMware's vSphere, organizations should consider the cost, scalability, and other factors of VMware before making a decision.

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Brandon Siegfried

Written by Brandon Siegfried

Brandon focuses on Storage, backups, Windows Servers and O365 Administration. He graduated from Bloomsburg University with a Business Administration degree and attended New Horizons for computer training. When Brandon is not working, he enjoys spending time with family, hiking, hunting and relaxing in the mountains.