Red Hat is proud to be a gold sponsor of this year's KVM Forum, an open source industry event organized by The Linux Foundation dedicated to bringing together the community of developers and users that define the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) ecosystem. The KVM Forum takes place in conjunction with LinuxCon North America, where open source developers, system administrators and architects gather each year to collaborate on the future of the Linux Platform.
Red Hat has had a long commitment to the KVM hypervisor project as the latest generation of open source virtualization. The KVM hypervisor provides the base for the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) hypervisor, which provides users full featured commercial support for deployments of virtualized Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Windows guests as part of Red Hat's Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform products.
KVM on Linux powers the oVirt project, the open-source, openly governed KVM virtualization management project. KVM is also the most widely used hypervisor for OpenStack cloud development and deployment.
Status reports on KVM, QEMU and libvirt will make up the headline keynote events. Many Red Hat speakers will lead sessions during the KVM Forum focusing on various topics in QEMU, real-time KVM, secure boot, virtual machines in OpenStack, and more. The oVirt project will also present a session dedicated to storage management and VM clustering, featuring a combination of oVirt and Gluster open source solutions. Red Hat OpenStack Nova development team will also be on hand and presenting at KVM Forum this year!
KVM contributors will get a rare opportunity to collaborate with members of the Xen virtualization community at the joint KVM Forum and Xen Project Developer Summit Hackathon to be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Aiming to foster technical collaboration between these two leading hypervisors, the event will enable participants to learn more about what makes each project work, as well as to delve into code on libvirt, QEMU and Linux kernel that could bridge the gaps between Xen and KVM. Bring your laptops, your ideas, and your code and help improve open source virtualization for the good of both projects.
Collaboration is what makes open source truly great, so come be a part of greatness!
The full schedule of KVM Forum sessions can be viewed here.