Open. Cost effective.
Ready for business.

KVM — an open virtualization alternative, a smarter choice


IBM KVM Success Stories

KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is rapidly gaining foothold as an open, cost effective, and enterprise ready virtualization solution, with an extensive ecosystem surrounding it. IBM clients are deploying KVM in their virtualization infrastructure with IBM hardware and/or software, and many of them are developing their product offerings or cloud services with KVM and IBM technologies. Here are their stories.

“With Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on IBM hardware, we have been able to reduce costs significantly while also speeding up procurement, which has helped the company successfully handle business management challenges.” – Atsushi Yazawa, Deputy Senior General Manager, Production & Purchasing Division at Casio

“With the IBM System x and KVM solution, we can quickly create a virtual machine for users, which requires less administration and saves a lot of time.” – Long Ren, Assistant Vice President, Information Technology, China Merchants Bank New York branch

"KVM is close to both the kernel and the hardware so we can optimize performance and work with cutting-edge hardware. Open standards are also very important to us, so being able to support both KVM and VMware hypervisors with IBM SmartCloud Provisioning software enables us to offer choice to our customers.” – Martijn Van Zoeren, CEO of Dutch Cloud BV

“At EDELAP, we have seen how KVM has evolved over time. Our decision to use KVM was definitely a smart choice. It has allowed us to build a resilient infrastructure that is more efficient and cost effective to manage than the alternatives we considered.” –Gonzalo D'Alessandro, Head of Technology & Communications, EDELAP S.A.

“KVM is a very strong hypervisor that gained reputation for Linux Desktop virtualization. It is less known that KVM performance in virtualizing Windows desktops is also outstanding. Besides KVM works with SPICE and allows for several options for the VM management software.” – Michel Kisfaludi, CEO, eyeOS

KVM References
Client  IBM HW/SW used  Country  User type  Success story materials 
Alphinat IBM PureFlex Canada ISV
Altus IT IBM Flex System, IBM Storwize V7000 Croatia Cloud service provider
BG-Phoenics IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension
IBM Tivoli Monitoring
Germany End-user
Bloombase IBM PureFlex China ISV
Bonhams IBM System x
IBM System Storage
UK End-user
Brodos IBM BladeCenter, IBM System x, IBM Storwize V7000 Germany End-user
Casio IBM System x Japan End-user
China Merchants Bank NY IBM System x
IBM System Storage
IBM Systems Director
China End-user
Dept.of Wildlife and National Parks IBM System x Peninsular Malaysia End-user
DutchCloud IBM System x
IBM SmartCloud Provisioning
The Netherlands End-user
Edelap IBM System x Argentina End-user
Etisalat IBM System x Sri Lanka End-user
eyeOS IBM PureFlex Spain ISV
Helsana IBM System x
IBM Systems Director
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
Switzerland End-user
i-Layer IBM System x
IBM BladeCenter
IBM Systems Director
UK Cloud Service Provider
LetterGen IBM System x Belgium End-user
Malaysian Blood Bank IBM System x Malaysia End-user
Novi urbanisticki zavod Republike Srpske IBM System x
IBM System Storage
Bosnia End-user
op5 IBM PureFlex
IBM Systems Director
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
Sweden End-user
Radware IBM PureFlex US ISV
Rural Credit Banks Funds Clearing Center IBM BladeCenter
IBM System Storage
China End-user
Scale Computing IBM PureFlex
IBM General Parallel File System
US ISV
SLTN IBM System x
IBM XIV Storage System
IBM SmartCloud Provisioning
The Netherlands Cloud service provider
Vidyo IBM PureFlex US ISV
Vissensa IBM System x
IBM Storwize V7000
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
UK ISV
Webb IBM System x
IBM Systems Director
Brazil End-user
Zetark IBM PureFlex System, IBM SmartCloud Entry, IBM System Storage France Cloud service provide

We're here to help





  • KVM: Open Virtualization

    IDC whitepaper discusses KVM's impressive progress in server virtualization, and reviews KVM adoption and benefits.

  • IBM sets industry milestone for virtualized OLTP performance

    System x3650 M4 surpasses the 1 million transactions per minute barrier in a virtualized x86 platform

  • IBM compute node in lead position

    IBM Flex System x240 delivers leadership virtualization performance over the competition.