Intel in KVM: Delivering Choice in Open Virtualization Solutions
Linux has long been a robust OS choice for enterprises, addressing the needs of even the most demanding, mission-critical workloads. The kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) hypervisor runs within the Linux kernel, which in turn, runs directly on the host server.
For over two decades, Intel has helped enhance the performance, scalability, security and power-efficiency of the Linux kernel; today, we are one of the leading contributors. Built directly into the kernel, KVM directly inherits all of these enhancements to the kernel itself. Intel® Xeon® processor-based platforms give customers the means to take advantage of these advances, as Intel continues to contribute code that supports new hardware-based technologies in the KVM hypervisor. Solution providers like Red Hat, SUSE, Canonical and others have harnessed these advancements to deliver a breadth of top-notch, open solutions to help their customers virtualize their data centers and accelerate cloud deployments.
Latest advancements include virtualization-specific technologies, such as Intel® Graphics Virtualization Technology (Intel® GVT), and contributions to ready KVM for network functions virtualization.