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oVirt Gaining Momentum

December 14, 2011 - 2 Comments

I have previously written about oVirt on this blog, but today, the official press release went out. You can read it in full here, but I’d like to quote a bit from the release:

The oVirt project today announced that Canonical, Cisco, IBM, Intel, NetApp, Red Hat and SUSE have joined together to help create a new open source community for the development of open virtualization platforms, including virtual management tools to manage the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor. With the oVirt project, the industry gains an open source, openly governed virtualization stack.

The key piece to note above is the community aspect. oVirt as a community will develop and create an ecosystem in which customers, developers, and vendors can all thrive. Since the workshop, the community has been working towards the first release of oVirt for public consumption. Cisco, being on the oVirt board, is proud to be a part of the oVirt community as this community drives towards the initial release of oVirt.

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  1. Rather than embracing goofy nerdiness of oVirt, cisco needs to deliver a UCS centric solution for KVM. After all, there’s the foundation for all the management goodies.

    • A full UCS solution for KVM would include working with oVirt. Red Hat has taken the RHEV assets and open sourced them as oVirt. Once an official oVirt release comes out, Cisco can validate this on UCS. The management piece, which is what oVirt is, is the only piece missing from a full UCS stack on KVM.