The Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA), which marked its first anniversary on May 17, sponsored a panel discussion at the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) 2012 in San Francisco. The discussion was titled "Virtualization for the 99%: Is KVM Set to Occupy the Data Center?"
The OVA session at the OSBC, was well attended with a full room of more than 60 attendees, and included a lively conversation around the technology and why KVM is ready for the enterprise today. The panel also discussed why KVM is important to the OVA Board members and the industry overall.
Comprised of leading virtualization, data center, and cloud solution providers, the OVA aims to help increase overall awareness and understanding of Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), foster the adoption of KVM as an open virtualization alternative to proprietary solutions, and accelerate the emergence of an ecosystem of third-party solutions around KVM. The OVA has seen tremendous growth since its start a year ago and has more than 250 members today. IBM, Red Hat, Intel and HP are governing members of the OVA.
More information about the Open Virtualization Alliance is available at