Is Apple or Microsoft Taking the Fifth?

Posted by khess on Jun 1, 2011 8:37 PM EDT
ZDNet Virtualization Blog; By Ken Hess
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There’s a fifth spot available on the Open Virtual Alliance’s governing members board. Who’ll take it is anyone’s guess but Microsoft and Apple are potential contenders.

May 17, 2011 is a red-letter day in our virtual world. It’s the day that HP, IBM, Intel and Red Hat announced the organization of the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA). The alliance not only announced its formation but it also announced that its major effort will be to support and advance the kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) virtualization technology. Note that the major players (governing members) on this team are HP, IBM, Intel, and Red Hat. According to the Open Virtualization Alliance bylaws, there can be a fifth member of that exclusive group.

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