"The Linux KVM hypervisor is gaining steam in the cloud
computing market, with two major vendors using the virtualization
software to create cloud platforms to compete against Amazon's
popular EC2 service.
"IBM announced in March that its test-and-dev cloud service uses
KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine), and now hosting company The
Planet has built a cloud service using a version of KVM.
"While KVM isn't on the verge of supplanting VMware, Microsoft
or the open source Xen hypervisor in the enterprise, Planet
officials say KVM offers numerous advantages in commercial cloud