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Linux Foundation to Host Cloud Hypervisor Project

Linux Foundation to Host Cloud Hypervisor Project

The Linux Foundation has just announced that it will be hosting the Cloud Hypervisor project, an open source Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) for modern Cloud workloads that is written in Rust programming language.

According to the nonprofit organization the Linux Foundation, this project is designed with features including CPU, memory, device hot plug as well as support for running Windows and Linux guests, device offload with vhost-user and a minimal and compact footprint.

With an initial focus on security and modern operation for cloud, as stated, the Cloud Hypervisor project is supported by a number of tech giants including Intel, Microsoft, Alibaba, ARM and ByteDance.

“Modern cloud workloads require better security, and the Cloud Hypervisor project is intentionally designed to focus on this critical area. We’re looking forward to supporting this project community, both as it begins to build and to put the proper governance structures in place to sustain it for years to come,” said Mike Dolan, senior vice president and general manager of Projects at the Linux Foundation.

“Cloud Hypervisor has matured to the point that moving it to the Linux Foundation is the right move at the right time. As LF continues to standardize key components of the software stack for managing/orchestrating modern workloads, we feel that the Cloud Hypervisor will be an important part of the overall stack. Being part of LF will help us accelerate development and adoption of this key technology,” said K.Y Srinivasan, Advisory Board member from Microsoft.

As announced, the Cloud Hypervisor project is also supported by representatives from the founding member constituents which include Arjan van de Ven – Fellow at Intel, K. Y Srinivasan – Distinguished Engineer and VP at Microsoft, Michael Zhao – Staff Engineer at ARM, Gerry Liu – Senior Staff Engineer at Alibaba, and Felix Zhang – Senior Software Engineer at ByteDance.