"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.
"Red Hat posts scores another win for its KVM hypervisor
"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
"KVM is easier for Linux developers to use than Xen because "Xen
was never really integrated into Linux," says Carl Meadows, senior
manager of product marketing for The Planet. "It sits outside Linux
as a separate microkernel.""