Why is the Open Virtualization Alliance Growing?
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The Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) got its start in May as an effort to grow KVM virtualization adoption. In the short time since, OVA has grown to more than 200 members, as it aims to provide an open source alternative to VMware for virtualization.
OVA launched with founding members HP, IBM, Intel, Red Hat, SUSE, BMC and Eucalyptus Systems. The effort added another 65 members in June, and it is now officially announcing another 134 new members. Among the new members joining the OVA are Canonical, Hitachi, Sourcefire, Splunk and Zenoss.
"Most of the new members reached out to us to join the OVA, having experienced demand from customers for an open virtualization alternative," Scott Crenshaw, VP & GM, Cloud Business Unit at Red Hat and OVA Board Member told InternetNews.com. "Several of the Alliance's members have provided staff to assist with the on-boarding process