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There is an easy answer to that, which you will see in the reply by Adam Jollins, IBM offers multi-tenancy through offerings such as SmartCloud Enterprise, which is built on KVM.
Also Dutch Cloud BV offers this to their clients of cloud services, through IBM SmartCloud Provisioning software.The fully virtualized infrastructure is based on IBM System x3650 M3 servers connected to multiple IBM Storwize® V7000 disk systems. Kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) and VMware virtualization technology are used to enable clients to run multiple virtual machines on Linux or Windows images.
Working with IBM, Dutch Cloud (@DutchCloud) designed an environment that separates customers on the network level versus the service layer—known as virtual local area network (VLAN) separation. This approach makes multitenant isolation at the network and presentation layer possible, helping to ensure that each client environment runs securely and in isolation. It’s an important capability that helps Dutch Cloud differentiate itself in the marketplace.
Martijn Van Zoeren, CEO of Dutch Cloud BV said, “KVM is close to both the kernel and the hardware so we can optimize performance and work with cutting-edge hardware,” says Van Zoeren. “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.”
You can read a Storify of the main points covered on Twitter.
Today we will be holding an analyst call on KVM hosted by Jean Staten Healy, @jeanstatenhealy Director, WW Cross-IBM Linux and Open Virtualization.
You can follow the back channel on Twitter using #OpenKVM. Also the twitter handle @OpenKVM.
Michael Day, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Virtualization Architect,
Systems Software Development, IBM Systems & Technology Group
Michael will discuss the technical aspects and advantages of KVM; examples will include Linux servers, enterprise customers with multiple hypervisors, and clouds.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EDT
15:00 - 16:15 UK
16:00 - 17:15 CET