, a Government provider of cloud and emerging technologies is joining in the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) whose charter is to provide education, best practices and technical advice to help businesses (and government) understand and evaluate their virtualization.
Autonomic has exhibited support of open standards for several years via the Open Source Software Institute and now continues that support through the membership with the OVA. Autonomic deploys the use of open technologies within its ARC-P GSA public and private cloud offerings and supports efforts to assure technology standards. As an approved cloud provider to the US Government (GSA IaaS awardee), Autonomic hopes to prevent the re-building of closed and inflexible proprietary technology stacks in the cloud. Autonomic through OVA as a consortium complements the existing open source communities managing the development of the KVM hypervisor and associated management capabilities, which are rapidly driving technology innovations for customers virtualizing both Linux and Windows® applications.
"Since launching the Open Virtualization Alliance just five weeks ago, we have seen a high level of interest from organizations eager to join the alliance to help foster market adoption of KVM," said Inna Kuznetsova, board member, Open Virtualization Alliance. "The OVA Board is delighted to welcome 65 new members including Autonomic Resources. This fast pace of enrollment illustrates the excitement we are seeing in the industry around KVM technology and the customer demand for an open alternative in virtualization."
"Through our membership in OVA, Autonomic is helping to assure the rightful balance of proprietary and open standards systems within government cloud. We often end up replacing technology that is 'sticky, embedded and hard to rip out' for our customers. Promoting and assuring open standards choices exist are of great importance to Autonomic," said John Keese President of Autonomic Resources. "This partnership helps demonstrate we understand the value of open standards and are serious about them."