"BOSTON -- Kernel-based Virtual Machine, or KVM, is a growing
Linux technology for virtualization. Speaking at LinuxCon this
week, Red Hat Senior Engineer Chris Wright noted that the open
source project is on track to meet some very lofty goals.
""We're on track for total world domination," Wright told the
capacity crowd. He might be joking, but KVM is certainly on a tear.
The project has amassed a number of big-name contributors, like
IBM, Novell and Intel. Red Hat itself jumped into KVM in earnest
with its $107 million purchase of Qumranet in 2008, thereby setting
the stage to distance itself from Xen, the rival open source
technology it had previously used."