Google Taps KVM for Compute Engine

Google recently announced the Google Compute Engine, a service running on KVM that enables developers to have quick access to vast numbers of virtual machines. Cade Metz writes about the new service in an article on for Wired Enterprise in which he interviews Google’s Urs Holzle.  “Compute Engine was built using the KVM hypervisor, open source software that was built to run virtual machines atop the Linux operating system. KVM, or Kernel-based Virtual Machine, is a little different from the XEN hypervisor that underpins Amazon’s service or the VMware vSphere hypervisor that drives applications inside so many other data centers,” writes Metz.

Read the article, “Google Shaman Explains Mysteries of ‘Compute Engine’” here.