KVM and open virtualization are being rapidly adopted as end users look for lower-cost, enterprise hypervisors. One the major use cases for KVM is to virtualize and consolidate Linux workloads, and the pre-integration of KVM in major Linux distributions makes it easy for Linux enterprise end users to adopt KVM.
A special KVM End User Technical Summit is running during this year's Linux Foundation Enterprise End User Summit, with the aim of introducing Linux users to the benefits of KVM, describing the KVM technical roadmap, and discussing the deployment and management of KVM both on its own and in multi-hypervisor environments.
Sponsored by IBM, and with support from members of the Open Virtualization Alliance, this track aims to bring together customers, vendors and developers for interactive discussions about the use of KVM in practice, barriers to adoption, and the development of the KVM ecosystem. We want to thank IBM for their support in making this track possible.
Starting with three sessions on the first afternoon, the KVM track consists of a mixture of presentations and panel discussions. This is then followed on the second afternoon by a smaller roundtable session to identify key end user requirements for KVM, discuss possible solutions, and help to create a KVM End User Council.
Our Enterprise End User Summit is a great place to meet technical developers and technical end users from the largest enterprises in the world. We have great content planned this year, including the KVM track, with Terry Roche, the COO of NYSE Technologies, Frank Frankovsky of Facebook talking about OpenCompute, and an Linux and RDMA Infiband panel with leaders from that industry.
If you are an advanced enterprise user of KVM and open virtualization please attend and participate. Plus you can hang out on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for the reception. Trust me. It's very cool! You can apply for an invite here.