"Five years ago, the open source Xen hypervisor was the
primary technology that big vendors like IBM and Red Hat were
adopting and pushing. In 2010, that's no longer the case as the
rival KVM effort is now getting the attention of both IBM and Red
Hat , as well as many others in the Linux ecosystem.
"So what does this mean for the KVM community and the future of
Xen? An IBM study looking at who's most involved in KVM may provide
"Mike Day, chief virtualization architect at IBM, noted during
the Red Hat-sponsored Open Source Cloud Computing Forum this week
that the KVM development community has become very active in 2009
-- encompassing a wide array of organizations."