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Scale Computing Scales Up With Linux KVM Servers

“ICOS is a custom Linux distribution originally based on CentOS and therefore neither we nor our customers receive any commercial support or consulting services from Red Hat,” Alvarez said. “We believe this is the value add that we provide for our customers, they don’t have to have separate licensing, separate hardware costs, separate support for each of these vendor hardware components etc.”

The HC3x converged system leverages the KVM hypervisor as its core virtualization technology. The KVM bits are included as part of ICOS and benefit from KVM’s direct integration in the CentOS/RedHat upstream Linux distribution.