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Nimbula joins OVA, supports open virtualization

Posted: 27 Jun 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:KVM? Linux? enterprise?

Nimbula Inc. has reported that it has joined Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA), a consortium committed to promoting the adoption of open virtualization technologies such as Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM). The governing members of the consortium are HP, IBM, Intel and Red Hat.

"Supporting KVM as a hypervisor since day 1, Nimbula Director is a robust, scalable and highly automated Infrastructure as a Service software platform for both enterprise and service provider customers," says Reza Malekzadeh, VP of marketing, Nimbula. "We are thrilled to be participating in the Open Virtualization Alliance as it is very much aligned with our strong commitment to offering an open and extensible platform to our customers."

KVM is built into versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 and beyond. Nimbula recently announced that Nimbula Director will support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2, which provide a strong foundation for today's cloud deployments. This new support enables enterprises and service providers to take advantage of recent advancements around virtualization, performance and security from one of the world's most trusted IT platforms and extend it into the cloud using their existing applications or management tools.

"We are very pleased to welcome Nimbula into the Open Virtualization Alliance," said Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager, cloud business at Red Hat and a founding member of the OVA. "This groundswell of support for the Open Virtualization Alliance from industry leaders and innovators shows the overwhelming demand for KVM as the open virtualization alternative. KVM delivers leading performance, scalability and security, making it the ideal alternative to proprietary virtualization technologies."

OVA's goal is to help:
???Increase overall awareness and understanding of KVM;
???Foster the adoption of KVM as an open virtualization alternative to proprietary solutions;
???Accelerate the emergence of an ecosystem of third-party solutions around KVM;
???Encourage interoperability, promote best practices, and highlight examples of customer successes

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