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KVM — an open, cross-platform virtualization alternative, a smarter choice

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  • KVM for IBM Systems FAQs

  • KVM - Open Virtualization for the Enterprise and OpenStack Clouds

    New IDC white paper discussing the state of open virtualization and key opportunities for the KVM hypervisor

  • Latest KVM Performance Benchmarks

    KVM is scalable and high performance, delivering the top four SPECvirt_sc2013 results

What are the benefits of KVM?

  • Lower cost
    39 percent cheaper over a three-year TCO
  • Better performance
    94 percent better virtual machine consolidation
  • Hardened security
    Built in hardened security with SE Linux