What is KubeVirt?
It addresses the needs of development teams that have adopted or want to adopt Kubernetes but possess existing Virtual Machine-based workloads that cannot be easily containerized. More specifically, the technology provides a unified development platform where developers can build, modify, and deploy applications residing in both Application Containers as well as Virtual Machines in a common, shared environment.
KubeVirt is a tool in the Virtual Machine Management category of a tech stack.
KubeVirt is an open source tool with 2.4K GitHub stars and 570 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to KubeVirt's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses KubeVirt?
- Open Source
- Kubernetes Compatible
- Windows and Linux VMs
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