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New Version of Red Hat Enterprise MRG Released

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June 30, 2011

New Version of Red Hat Enterprise MRG Released

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Red Hat (News - Alert) has announced the delivery of Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.0, including expanded capabilities spanning the products Messaging, Realtime and Grid components.

Bryan Che, senior director for Product Management and Marketing at Red Hat, said that the expansive new capabilities of Enterprise MRG 2.0 are designed to provide customers with new capability levels across their deployments with improvements in performance, scalability and manageability."

In addition to featuring significant advances in performance, scalability and management, Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.0 also adds support for the latest version of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux enterprise operating platform, enabling customers to gain the advances made in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1.

The latest release of Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.0 expands upon the Enterprise MRG functionality with enhancements such as support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1. Company officials said that Enterprise MRG 2.0 applies the advancements delivered in the enterprise operating system platform to the Enterprise MRG product.

Enterprise MRG 2.0’s close integration with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 allows critical enterprise applications, such as messaging, to exploit the power of the platform, said company officials.

Company officials said that this support also paves the way for Enterprise MRG Grid to harness new features not available in previous kernels.

Moreover for high-throughput, low-latency applications, Enterprise MRG 2.0 expands existing support for RDMA Infiniband to include iWarp 10G Ethernet via new optimized drivers.

Using these new drivers, Enterprise MRG Messaging can achieve up to a 100 percent improvement in performance when running on 10G Ethernet, said company officials.

Plus, the QMF management console within the Enterprise MRG Messaging platform adds additional, lower-level control to application environments that include Windows, Java and Python.

Thanks to the new support for priority queues and alert thresholds, systems architects can implement new QoS capabilities within their distributed applications, complete with proactive monitoring of message queue levels. Company officials said that Enterprise MRG 2.0 includes new capabilities to monitor, diagnose and report on grid jobs; and also

a new set of APIs that supports automated management, as well as integration with other management tools.

With Enterprise MRG 2.0, OpenShift gains a scalable mechanism for transferring data in the cloud, as well as the interoperability of the AMQP open standard, said company officials.

Che said that Enterprise MRG has been a key technology base throughout the evolution of Red Hat’s cloud strategy, first with Red Hat Cloud Foundations and today with OpenShift.

“Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.0, with its support of 10GbE and InfiniBand, provides customers with new levels of performance and fabric flexibility,” said Motti Beck, director of marketing at Mellanox Technologies.

Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.0 is available to subscribing Red Hat customers worldwide today.

Recently, Red Hat announced the launch of a new Red Hat Training course that imparts building skills to launch private cloud deployments using Red Hat technology and solutions.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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