IBM plans to extend open source virtualization

Quoting from the IBM official announcement:

With the announcement, IBM unveiled eight key open source initiatives beyond Linux, aimed at accelerating the adoption of open standards and extending existing product lines to reach new customers. IBM also announced new work with the open source community to improve the development of general Linux kernel functionality, expanding its Linux focus around virtualization, Cell processor technologies, and security.

IBM technology experts are working on key components of open source virtualization software with focus in the areas of systems management, security, and POWER architecture enablement. The move builds upon IBM’s 40-plus years of virtualization experience on the mainframe. IBM recently contributed code from its IBM Director systems management product to the community for the management of virtual systems. IBM’s work is designed to help accelerate a common management module that spans across both the physical and virtual infrastructures…