Moving from VMWare to KVM is getting simpler

Great post from Richard WM Jones: virt-v2v: better living through new technology on the progress in libguesestfs to provide tools to migrate physical and virtual server from different sources and technologies to KVM.
One of the inhibitor for adoption of KVM as an hypervisor technology ready for supporting the needs of enterprises has been the lack of tooling like this ones to help to migrate existing systems and images that use proprietary virtualization technologies: mainly VMWare.
There were available several point solutions that helped to perform partial, limited, unreliable conversions, several vendors stepped in build highly proprietary solutions to help customers and it is grooving business.
But the work of building more advanced capabilities in the base tools of the KVM open source community will enable to broaden the adoption, create standardization, take advantage of them in other open source ecosystems. In particular I see this very good for OpenStack that will benefit of tools that can accelerate on boarding of existing systems and images on the cloud platform.


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