KVM - Kernel Based Virtual Machine
Source: Red Hat
Virtualization has begun to transform the way that enterprises are deploying and managing their infrastructure, providing the foundation for a truly agile enterprise, so that IT can deliver an infrastructure that is flexible, scalable, and most importantly economical by efficiently utilizing resources. 10 years ago virtualization was unheard of in the x 86 markets it was reserved for mainframe and high end UNIX systems. Over the last 3 to 4 years there has been exponential growth in the virtualization market both in terms of customer adoption and in terms of the rise of the number vendors in the virtualization space; from new hypervisor vendors to virtualization management vendors too numerous to mention.