Linux has become the 800 pound gorilla of the technology world. It is domination every single space it enters (including desktop where Chrome OS is gaining momentum).
The Linux Foundation has been busy bringing a lot of industry players together to improve the work they do on the Linux kernel. Now the foundation has announced Open Virtualization Alliance as its newest collaborative project.
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The collaboration will help further adoption of KVM within those companies who are looking to adopt open virtualization technologies. KVM was originally authored by Qumranet which was later acquired by Red Hat.
“The Open Virtualization Alliance was founded to educate organizations on how they can use KVM in their datacenters. The Linux Foundation helps us extend the reach of the OVA to provide references, case studies, best practices and an ever increasing ecosystem of over 250 OVA members to help organizations increasingly adopting KVM as the open alternative and foundation to the Cloud,” said Chuck Dubuque, director, Product Marketing, Red Hat.
More than 250 companies are members of OVA and will contribute to and guide the Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation. Governing board members include HP, IBM, Intel Corporation, NetApp and Red Hat, who will be joining other community members this week at KVM Forum in Edinburgh.
“While hosting code and providing open source governance best practices is a big part of what we offer, we’re also happy to provide guidance to organizations that want to reduce operating costs, maximize promotional reach and increase participation among diverse stakeholders,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation.