On 7/11/2017 7:08 AM, aline.manera(a)gmail.com wrote:
Well, basically I do the publicity of the project. :-)
I've already attended some conferences and talked about Kimchi and I
also try to make it well known on social networks.
Do you have any idea on how to improve that?
No, I'm not a marketing nerd <grin>, I am just constantly amazed that
all very few people seem to know about it, given its usefulness.
Every person I have showed it to is impressed, and that includes guys I
know who run large OpenStack racks. Its now up their lab.
I did some searching and I found a chapter on it in the book "Mastering
KVM Virtualization by Vettathu, Mukhedkar et all" and a few articles
here and there.
We get the obligatory 'project' listing at libvirt.org
The searchable (i.e. what I found) IBM literature mentions it but always
as part of their PowerKVM project and if that was your first exposure,
you would assume it was limited to that.
So its searchable and out there. Maybe the problem is the name <grin>,
If you google "Kimchi" its not exactly what you find.
Maybe we could start referring to it as KimchiKVM or KimchiVirt or
Again, I'm not criticizing, I'm just a little baffled that a project
that clearly is supported by a big name like IBM doesn't get a little
Obviously OpenStack gets all the press given the big companies who have
invested in it, and Vagrant has really helped VirtBox get mindshare
among devops people and then Docker really has been hot until people
figured out that it IS NOT a VM replacement (in fact everyone I know
runs Docker INSIDE VMs to get all the docker "pull and run" goodness
their devs want, but still sleep at night).
So yeah, its a crowded field.
Anyway, maybe if the PR people know editors at the major mag/sites we
can get some articles in there like this one.
which shows how simple it is to get it up and running.