Why KubeVirt ?

KubeVirt technology 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.

Benefits are broad and significant. Teams with a reliance on existing virtual machine-based workloads are empowered to rapidly containerize applications. With virtualized workloads placed directly in development workflows, teams can decompose them over time while still leveraging remaining virtualized components as is comfortably desired.

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Use Cases

Leverage KubeVirt and Kubernetes to manage virtual machines for applications that are impractical to containerize due to technical limitations or lack of resources.

Combining existing virtualized workloads with new container workloads on the same platform, thereby making it easier to decompose monolithic virtualized workloads into containers over time.

Supporting development of new microservice applications in containers that interact with existing virtualized applications.


  • by stu-gott -

    As of Kubernetes 1.10, the Device Plugins API is now in beta! KubeVirt is now using this framework to provide hardware acceleration and network devices to virtual machines. The motivation...

  • by SchSeba -


    This blog post follow my previous reseach on how to allow vms inside a k8s cluster tp play nice with istio and other sidecars.

    Research conclusions and...

  • by yuvalif -


    In this post we will set up an alternative to the existing containerized build system used in KubeVirt.

    A new makefile will be presented here, which you...

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