The Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor supports the largest x86 virtual machine, with industry-leading performance and an innovative architecture that benefits from the enhancements made to the Linux kernel. In addition to the numerous performance improvements, the KVM hypervisor is well suited to run mission-critical workloads in a virtualized environment, utilizing the resource management and security features built within it.
KVM supports both Linux and Windows guests and provides a Microsoft-certified environment for customers to deploy virtual machines and applications with confidence. It is the foundational technology that powers Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat OpenStack, and will soon provide tighter integration with Red Hat Storage.
In this session, Bhavna Sarathy, the KVM technology product manager, and Karen Noel, the KVM engineering manager, will present the KVM hypervisor roadmap and will outline the reasons that make KVM a better choice in terms of architecture, technology, and value for its users. They will also provide insights and details about the latest virtualization additions to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. In addition they will: