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During the last HPE Partner Summit (at HPE Discover 2024), HPE announced of a new KVM-based hypervisor capability for GreenLake private cloud.

The new KVM hypervisor virtualization capability is being previewed at HPE Discover this week and will be available as a beta program, with the release scheduled as part of HPE Private Cloud Business Edition in the second half of 2024.

HPE virtualization capability for HPE Private Cloud combines a new kernel-based virtual machine developed by HPE, uses GreenLake’s cluster management capabilities and control plane for operations and provides high availability even when disconnected from the cloud.

HPE virtualization capability for HPE Private Cloud will offer automated lifecycle management of virtual machines as well as native integration with other GreenLake technologies, according to HPE.

Seems interesting the integrations with HPE Alletra Storage MP for software-defined storage, Zerto for data protection, and OpsRamp for visibility and IT ops management.

It’s a clear response to Broadcom acquisition of VMware, but also another confirm of the KVM momentum.

But will be also an alternative to other existing options, like Nutanix AHV, RedHat OpenShift, …