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Open Virtualization Alliance Bulks Up

It’s supposed to tell happy end-user stories, encourage interoperability, expand the third-party ecosystem

Last month Red Hat and friends like IBM, HP, Intel, SUSE, BMC and Eucalyptus Systems put together the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) to light a fire under Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) adoption precious to Red Hat and put a stick in the spokes of VMware's wheels. VMware being Red Hat's heredity enemy.

It's supposed to tell happy end-user stories, encourage interoperability, expand the third-party ecosystem around the thing, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. You all know the drill by now.

OVA now suddenly has 65 new members, including Abiquo, AdaptiveComputing, Afore Solutions, Arista Networks, Arkeia, autonomicresources, B1 Systems, BlueCat Networks, Brocade, Carbon 14 Software, Cfengine, CheapVPS, Cloud Cruiser, CloudSigma, CloudSwitch, CodeFutures, CohesiveFT, Collax GmbH, Convirture, Corensic, Dell, enstratus, EnterpriseDB, Everis, Fujitsu Frontech, FusionIO, Gluster, Grid Dynamics, Groundwork Open Source, HexaGrid Computing, IDT us, Infinite Technologies, Information Builders, Killer Beaver, Likewise, Mindtree, MontaVista Software, Morph Labs, nanoCloud, Neocoretech, Nicira Networks, Nimbula, novastorm, One Convergence, OpenNebula/C12G Labs, Providence Software (XVT), Proxmox Server Solutions, Qindel, RisingTide Systems, ScaleOut Software, Sep Software, Shadow Soft, Smartscale, StackOps, stepping stone, Storix, UC4, Unilogik, Univention, Usharesoft, Virtual Bridges , Vyatta, Weston Software, XebiaLabs and Zmanda.

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