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Red Hat Touts Linux KVM Plans

With the economy still struggling to get back on track, IT departments are increasingly under pressure to cut costs and maximize resources. Server consolidation via virtualization and cloud computing are two technologies that a growing number of companies have implemented or are at least evaluating.

As Datamation reports, virtualization via the Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine, or KVM, is attracting a lot of interest in IT circles as companies look to migrate their workloads to the cloud. Big IT firms, including IBM, Novell and Intel, have also contributed to KVM.


BOSTON -- Kernel-based Virtual Machine, or KVM, is a growing Linux technology for virtualization. Speaking at LinuxCon this week, Red Hat Senior Engineer Chris Wright noted that the open source project is on track to meet some very lofty goals.

"We're on track for total world domination," Wright told the capacity crowd.

He might be joking, but KVM is certainly on a tear. The project has amassed a number of big-name contributors, like IBM, Novell and Intel.

Read the full article at Datamation:
Linux KVM Eyes 'World Domination'