Red Hat Offers Discounted Services to Accelerate and Support Virtualization Migration Initiatives and Upskill IT Professionals

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Red Hat, Inc., the worlds leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has reduced the cost of its Virtualization Migration Assessment and Virtualization Training and Certification offerings as it aims to help businesses navigate the changing virtualization landscape and establish strategic paths towards virtual machine (VM) infrastructure migrations. The services will be offered at a discounted rate through August 31, 2024, and are designed to assist businesses with migration planning as they look to move off of legacy virtualization providers and upskill IT teams to manage VMs using Red Hat technologies.

Virtualization Migration Assessment (GPS-OVA)

Red Hat’s Virtualization Migration Assessment is a two-week onsite, interactive discovery and design workshops with Red Hat experts that will assess your business drivers, current state, and the path to migration. This assessment forms the basis for a high-level solution design, mapping out risks, building a path to production, and a customized migration journey and proposal.

Businesses that purchase Red Hat’s Virtualization Migration Assessment or an assessment from a qualified partner and then move forward with subscribing to Red Hat Openshift Kubernetes Engine, Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, and services for the migration are eligible to receive the total cost of the assessment credited back in the form of a subscription discount.1

Virtualization Training & Certification Bundle

Managing Virtual Machines with Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization with Exam (DO317) teaches the essential skills required to create and manage virtual machines on Red Hat OpenShift using the Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization operator, and builds virtualization skills through training with cloud-based lab time then validates those skills through Red Hat Certification. The Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Virtualization (EX316) is included in this offering.

Through August 31, 2024, Red Hat customers can get the Managing Virtual Machines with Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization with Exam (DO317) course at 70% off local MSRP. You must select the self-paced version of the course plus the exam to receive this offer. Discount will be applied to the local MSRP of eligible offerings at checkout. Red Hat Training Resellers and Distributors will receive their contracted discount in addition to the offer discount. This offer may not be combined with other offers or discounts.

The IT industry is currently experiencing a shift in the virtualization field and in this changing environment, it is imperative that businesses create a roadmap to migration and that their IT professionals are equipped with the skills to manage virtual machines using technologies like Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization. OpenShift Virtualization, an included feature of Red Hat OpenShift, offers a pathway to migrate and manage existing traditional virtualization workloads using a modern, consistent application platform.


Managing Virtual Machines with Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization with Exam is available now through August 31, 2024. The Virtualization Migration Assessment is also being offered for a limited time only. For more information and to get started with the training bundle, visit To inquire about the Virtualization Migration Assessment, visit

Supporting Quotes

Kevin Sherry, vice president, Global Services, Red Hat, “Recent changes to the virtualization landscape have driven many businesses to re-evaluate their virtualization strategy and explore new paths to migration. Red Hat is actively working with our customers to advise and extend their existing Red Hat footprint to support this migration and other modernization initiatives and looks forward to helping more businesses, across various industries, understand, plan and create a strategic roadmap for virtual machine infrastructure migrations.

1For businesses using a comparable assessment from a qualified partner, the total cost credited back in the form of a subscription discount is up to the amount of the Red Hat Virtualization Migration Assessment firm fixed price.

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