Supporting Statements from OVA Governing Board Members

HP

“HP helped form the Open Virtualization Alliance because we believe that having an open source driven virtualization alternative is in the best interest of our customers from both a technical and business perspective,” said Doug Oathout, vice president, Global Channel, SMB, Alliances & OEM Marketing, HP. “Becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project provides the OVA with access to resources, expertise and a connection with the Linux community at a scale that will allow us to greatly amplify our work.”

IBM

"KVM is growing rapidly because of its unique combination of high performance, low cost and flexibility," said Scott Firth, director, Marketing, Software-Defined Environment, IBM. "The Linux Foundation will help OVA extend its reach to even more businesses and projects, from Linux to cloud computing, and we look forward to what OVA can accomplish as a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project."

Intel

“As a governing board member, Intel looks forward to this new collaboration and its ability to help bring important information to all Kernel-based Virtual Machine stakeholders,” said Kathleen Kovatch, director of marketing, Open Source Technology Center, Intel. “The Linux Foundation has a proven track record of understanding how to reach developer and IT communities and we believe this project can help extend education and advocacy for KVM, as well as advance virtualization solutions built on KVM for the enterprise and cloud computing.”

NetApp

“It’s important not to underestimate the power and role of education and advocacy in advancing important technologies like KVM,” said Dimitrios Dovas, senior director, NeApp. “The Linux Foundation has a depth of expertise in this area and will help extend the reach of best practices and technical information for customers using KVM.”

Red Hat

“The Open Virtualization Alliance was founded to educate organizations on how they can use KVM in their datacenters. The Linux Foundation helps us extend the reach of the OVA to provide references, case studies, best practices and an ever increasing ecosystem of over 250 OVA members to help organizations increasingly adopting KVM as the open alternative and foundation to the Cloud,” said Chuck Dubuque, director, Product Marketing, Red Hat.

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