Intel's Cloud-Hypervisor Moving To The Linux Foundation - Backed By Arm, Microsoft
Written by Michael Larabel in Virtualization on 8 December 2021 at 09:20 AM EST. Add A Comment
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The Cloud-Hypervisor open-source project started by Intel a few years ago as a Rust-written VMM focused on cloud workloads is now going to be hosted by the Linux Foundation.

Last week marked the release of Cloud-Hypervisor 20.0 and now in continuing its development it is moving to become part of the Linux Foundation. The focus of the project will remain on "creating a performant, lightweight virtual machine monitor for modern cloud workloads."

This isn't too surprising that Cloud-Hypervisor is moving to more neutral grounds while still seeing contributions from Intel. As covered in prior Cloud-Hypervisor articles, it's developed a following and has been seeing contributions from Microsoft with Windows support and more, Arm contributing AArch64 support, and other organizations becoming involved in this Rust-based VMM.


As part of the Linux Foundation project, Alibaba, Arm, ByteDance, Intel, and Microsoft are the initial member organizations involved. Microsoft notes in today's Linux Foundation announcement that this move will help them accelerate development and adoption of Cloud-Hypervisor.

Today's announcement can be read at the Linux Foundation. The new project site is CloudHypervisor.org.
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