Is now the time for KVM?

Is now the time for KVM?

Summary: When a technology is good enough and offers a significant pricing advantage, it often can best established competitors. Has KVM gotten to that point?

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KVM, the kernel based virtual machine software that is a standard part of the Linux kernel and reached a point in which it is beginning to stand out from the crowd. I'm hearing from more and more suppliers of hardware, software and services that are mentioning their support of this technology. The topic has come up in so many conversations recently that it appears to have become a trend.  My recent discussion with Arsalan Farooq, CEO & Founder of Convirture, was really interesting (Convirture is doing many innovative things) and served to crystallize my thoughts on KVM.

Here are some reasons that KVM is now taking its place on virtualization's world stage:

If I review many of the major tipping points in the world of IT including the move to adopt PCs, client/server computing, relational databases, UNIX and Linux, I see a common thread. When the technology gets to the point that it is "good enough" and the pricing and conditions are more attractive than well established alternatives, the technology takes off.

Is now the time for KVM?

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Daniel Kusnetzky, a reformed software engineer and product manager, founded Kusnetzky Group LLC in 2006. He's literally written the book on virtualization and often comments on cloud computing, mobility and systems software. In his spare time, he's also the managing partner of Lux Sonus LLC, an investment firm.

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