Gluster and the Open Virtualization Alliance

Open Virtualization Alliance

You may have noticed our press release that we joined the Open Virtualization Alliance. So what is the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA)? According to their web site:

The Open Virtualization Alliance’s goal is to help:

  • Increase overall awareness and understanding of Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM).
  • Foster the adoption of KVM as an open virtualization alternative to proprietary solutions.
  • Accelerate the emergence of an ecosystem of third-party solutions around KVM.
  • Encourage interoperability, promote best practices, and highlight examples of customer successes.

Oh, and did we mention KVM? At Gluster, we love free and open. It’s what we do. So when we saw the OVA was forming, we jumped at the chance.

Of course, we will not change our support for other virtualization platforms in any way. This is a way for us to publicly support a good, open initiative, and I strongly suspect we’ll announce more of these in the future. We can’t share what they are yet, unfortunately, but rest assured there are some exciting things afoot here at Gluster headquarters.