Reduce costs utilizing KVM open source virtualization on both IBM z Systems and IBM LinuxONE platforms by running more workloads with fewer system deployments to improve service levels and meet demands with ease.
KVM is a strategic open source component for the IBM z Systems and IBM LinuxONE platforms. KVM will now be offered through our Linux distribution partners for IBM z Systems and LinuxONE to help simplify the delivery and installation. Linux and KVM will be provided from a single source, and with KVM being included in the Linux distribution, it should make ordering and installing KVM easier.
KVM for IBM z Systems Version 1.1.2 will be the last release delivered by IBM. However, IBM will continue to provide the Linux and KVM enablement for z Systems and LinuxONE to the open source community, enabling our Linux distribution partners to deliver KVM and Linux together for existing and new IBM z Systems and IBM LinuxONE hardware.
“The IBM team helped us get our data center ready to house our first enterprise-class server. We are also part of IBM’s Beta Testing program for KVM, the open-source hypervisor, giving us early knowledge of KVM on the LinuxONE platform.”
— Ron Eland, Managing Partner and CEO, ICU IT Services