KVM Now a Player in the Hypervisor Market, New Aberdeen Study Finds

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The number of different hypervisor brands deployed in data centers is “broad and expanding,” according to a new blog by Aberdeen Group senior research analyst Dick Csaplar, highlighting the results of a May 2012 Aberdeen survey examining whether the hypervisor market is expanding or contracting. The survey asked participants to characterize their use of major brands of hypervisor software, which Aberdeen grouped into six categories:  VMware, Xen, Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), Microsoft Hyper-V, Red Hat, or other server virtualization software.

KVM, or Kernel-based Virtual Machine, which has been around for less that 10 years is now a “player in the hypervisor market,” writes Csaplar, who notes that “over half (58%) of all responding organizations reported having a KVM presence in their data center.” Read Csaplar’s blog here.