As users everywhere begin to warm up to the benefits of running multiple operating systems in tandem, virtualization has become one of the hottest corners of the technology arena. Many open source tools are helping to drive this trend, and that is making the work of the Open Virtualization Alliance very important. The group has been up and running for years, and late last year it joined the Linux Foundation in an effort to integrate its efforts more closely with the Linux community.
Backed by IBM, Red Hat, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and more than 250 other companies, OVA was founded to advance adoption of the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor, especially in organizations. This week, The Linux Foundation announced that a number of new companies have joined the alliance: Autonomic Resources, Bloombase, BlueCat Networks, op5, Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH, Scale Computing and 6WIND.