May 18: Open Virtualization Alliance news roundup
Here are some of the stories around the Open Virtualization Alliance that was announced yesterday.
Open Virtualization Alliance launched – The H Open Source: News and Features
“The KVM virtualisation technology uses the Linux kernel as part of the hypervisor; it can run Linux, Windows and other guests and has increasingly replaced the Xen hypervisor as the standard in the Linux environment. The Linux 2.6.20 kernel was the first to include KVM and it is developed alongside the Linux kernel. KVM is capable of being scaled up to be able to support 4096 core hosts with 64 TB of RAM, and OVA says it holds “the leading SPECvirt performance benchmarks”.”
Open Virtualization Alliance Aims to Spread the KVM Gospel | The VAR Guy
“VARs and partners working with KVM potentially could see a boost in their sales, or at the very least, an increase in potential leads through the efforts of the OVA. It will be interesting to see if other vendors take part in the virtualization coalition phenomena, but more importantly, we’ll keep an ear open to find out if VARs and MSPs really find a benefit from these growing inter-company partnerships.”
Intel, IBM, and HP back open source against VMware • The Register
“But this is about more than VMware. In picking KVM, the giants are bypassing the open source Xen hypervisor, whose chief corporate patron is Citrix Systems. Jum Wasko, the director of IBM’s Linux technology center, said that IBM will continue to support Xen, but all new development will be on KVM. IBM has 60 people developing KVM.”
Hp, ibm, intel and red hat promote an open virtualisation standard- The Inquirer
“With KVM having some of the biggest names in the business supporting it, there is little doubt that it will gain traction in the marketplace.”
Also check out IBM’s Jean Staten Healy’s guest blog entry on IBM developerWorks.
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