VMware Teams Up With Linux Foundation
VMware joined the Linux Foundation on Wednesday. The alliance will help VMware further its collaboration with the Linux community, especially with developers of the Linux open source operating system kernel used to integrate VMware's virtualization software.
VMware's product provides a solution that that can abstract a computer's underlying hardware, allowing software to run across various hardware configurations. The solution uses technology called a hypervisor to do so. It helps make computers more "agnostic" to the operating systems and software used.
Currently, VMware's solution, which is not an open source application, supports "all major Linux operating systems," according to an announcement issued by the foundation.
VMware plans to contribute its Virtual Machine Interface to the foundation as an open specification. The company also expects to work with the Linux operating system kernel community on a virtualization interface, which is described by the foundation as a "source-level paravirtualization interface (paravirt-ops)."
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