IBM has opened its first-ever KVM Center of Excellence focused on open virtualization with KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) in Beijing, China. With this new KVM Center of Excellence, IBM is leveraging its KVM expertise in China to make it easy for clients and partners to have access to briefings, to enrich their staffs with training, and to conduct proofs of concept of their own solutions. Jean Staten Healy, director, Worldwide Linux and Open Virtualization, IBM, participated in the launch event and writes about the purpose of the new KVM CoE and why China was chosen as its location in a new blog:
We chose China for this first KVM Center of Excellence, because of the tremendous growth of virtualization deployments in China. According to IDC, virtualization is growing faster in China than the rest of the world, making it critical for these organizations to get the information they need now. In short, the goal is to enable organizations to become educated about open virtualization and particularly KVM so they can make smarter choices about the virtualization technology they rely on … read on.