February 13, 2014

Linux Foundation Promotes KVM Open Source Cloud Virtualization

Open source virtualization for the cloud is at the center of the Linux Foundation's latest move. This week, the nonprofit group announced the addition of seven new organizations that will become partners in the recently launched Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) initiative, which promotes virtualization solutions based on the open source KVM hypervisor.

The organizations, which represent the latest additions to the Linux Foundation consortium, are Autonomic ResourcesBloombaseBlueCat Networksop5Proxmox Server Solutions GmbHScale Computing and 6WIND. With legal, financial and advocacy support from the Linux Foundation, these organizations will collaborate to support the OVA, whose goal is to promote virtualization solutions for the cloud that are based on KVM (short for "kernel virtual machine") as "an alternative to expensive, proprietary virtualization solutions."

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