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Linux KVM Eyes 'World Domination'

Aug 15, 2010, 03:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"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. Red Hat itself jumped into KVM in earnest with its $107 million purchase of Qumranet in 2008, thereby setting the stage to distance itself from Xen, the rival open source technology it had previously used."

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