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21 September 2011, 12:55

Open Virtualization Alliance doubles membership

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Network Globe Icon Red Hat has announced that the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) has gained 134 new members, bringing the total to more than 200, a twenty-fold increase in membership since its launch almost four months ago. The group's new members include Acronis, Bacula Systems, Broadcom, Canonical, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Jaspersoft, Nexenta and Sourcefire. Red Hat says that more than half of the OVA members focus on cloud computing, adding that "virtualization is a key component of every cloud".

Launched in May of this year, the Open Virtualization Alliance is a consortium committed to promoting KVM's (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) open source virtualisation as an alternative to proprietary solutions. Its members' goal is to increase the adoption of and confidence in KVM-based options through marketing campaigns and the hosting of industry events. The group's governing members include HP, IBM, Intel and Red Hat.

Details about the consortium, including a full list of members, can be found on the Open Virtualization Alliance web site.


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