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KVM Developer Community Gathers in First Cross-Industry Event
Qumranet, an enterprise virtual computing solutions provider and Platinum sponsor of the inaugural KVM Forum 2007, announced the successful conclusion of the first KVM Developer Forum. KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is open source hypervisor software that provides both full and para-virtualization capabilities for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions from Intel and AMD. KVM is included in the Linux kernel and is being adopted as the core virtualization technology for use in a variety of emerging industry projects.

This years event, held August 29-31 at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, AZ hosted approximately 60 Linux kernel developers and virtualization experts from over 20 global technology companies. Many of the worlds top Linux kernel developers gathered to discuss the state of the union on KVM and virtualization technology in this industry-only event. A primary focus of the event was planning the technology roadmap and future of KVM, and to coordinate efforts for the betterment of KVM. The forum also provided developers the opportunity to update their peers on the work that they are doing in this area.

Avi Kivity, a Qumranet engineer and maintainer of the global KVM Open Source Project delivered the opening keynote. His presentation focused on the overall progress made on the KVM effort to date and the future areas of improvement targeted for the remainder of 2007 and 2008.

This conference was a perfect opportunity for the KVM community to convene and discuss the strategic development issues shaping the future of KVM and its broad adoption, said Avi Kivity, KVM maintainer. During the event, the participants presented on a variety of KVM initiatives and proposed a development roadmap that will place KVM in the lead in the fields of architecture ports, security frameworks, management, scalability, performance, and features.

Qumranet is committed to supporting the open source movement and is the proud sponsor, maintainer and catalyst behind the KVM project, a global open source effort focused on integrating robust virtualization capabilities into the Linux kernel. KVM was officially included in Linux 2.6.20 in October of 2006.

We are pleased to see developers from across the industry gather to engage and discuss the future of the first hypervisor capable of running unmodified guests on industry-standard servers. The extremely rapid inclusion of KVM into the kernel is an indication of the architectural strengths of KVM and its suitability for a range of virtualization applications, said Benny Schanider, Qumranet CEO and Co-Founder. KVM is truly a community effort and we are proud to be participants in this event and active supporters of the KVM initiative.

Qumranet worked in concert with a number of other notable sponsors in bringing this event to fruition for the benefit of the KVM developer community. For a list of the sponsors, speakers, and agenda, please refer to the following link:

Additional information regarding the KVM project can be found at

Published Friday, September 07, 2007 5:36 AM by David Marshall
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