Casio in Japan wanted to optimize the global IT infrastructure within its business development department and create business models to gain a competitive advantage in its industry. Casio installed Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux to enhance optimization of its IBM BladeCenter for increased efficiency and to develop IT systems tailored to specific sections of its business. When Casio decided to virtualize its IBM System x servers in 2005, it moved from proprietary virtualization software to an open source hypervisor in 2007. Soon after, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, based on the open source Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor, was suggested to Casio and the company’s testing results convinced it that it would be able to gain the high-performance, scalable, cost-effective solution it was looking for with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
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