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The team that built the KVM hypervisor has a new OS for the cloud

Sep 18, 2013, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brandon Butler)

The team that built the KVM hypervisor (which Red Hat bought for $108 million) is at it again, this time creating a new open source operating system that sits atop the hypervisor layer and is made specifically to handle cloud workloads. While the OS is not based off the Linux kernel, OSv from Cloudius Systems takes some of the most beneficial aspects of various Linux distributions for distributed data centers. It is stateless so there is no OS management; OSv allows developers to deploy applications from the development environment to the cloud, eliminating the need for template management, configuration and tuning.

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