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How Did KVM Virtualization Get Into the Linux Kernel?

VIDEO: Avi Kivity, developer of the open-source KVM hypervisor, explains how he got his code into the Linux kernel and why KVM is still popular.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine, more commonly referred to as KVM, is one of the most popular open-source virtualization technologies in use today. Both IBM and Red Hat use it as the basis for their Linux virtualization technologies, and it is the most widely used virtualization technology in the OpenStack cloud as well.