IT Firms Team up to Promote Virtualization

A slate of top IT firms, including Eucalyptus Systems of HP’s Eucalyptus Systems (NYSE: HPQ), IBM (NYSE: IBM), Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT) and BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) have joined forces to promote the Open Virtualization Alliance, a consortium devoted to the adoption of open virtualization technologies including Kernel-based Virtual Machine.

KVM, a virtual machine implementation, boosts performance and scalability and is widely seen as a key stepping stone to more widespread adoption of cloud computing.

“Organizations are looking to quickly and easily manage change across the enterprise while maintaining control over IT resources, ” said Paul Miller, vice president of an HP division focused on enterprise servers, storage and networking. “Kernel-based virtual machines, supported by the Open Virtualization Alliance, offer organizations flexibility, choice and compatibility with HP Converged Infrastructure. They’re a great open source option for clients.”

The Open Virtualization Alliance will provide education, best practices and technical advice to help businesses understand and evaluate virtualization options.

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