VMware's open source doppelganger gets cloudy
Aug 24, 2011, 10:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cade Metz)
"Convirture – an outfit that has long offered tools for
managing open source hypervisors – will soon release a new
version of its (partially) open source software that also oversees
the use of various 'infrastructure clouds', including Amazon EC2 as
well as similar but private services based on platforms such as
Eucalyptus and OpenStack.
"On Tuesday, the San Francisco-based company uncloaked ConVirt
Enterprise Cloud, a super-set of its existing open source platform,
ConVirt Open Source. Founder and CEO Arsalan Farooq tells The
Register that this commercially licensed product will be released
in September, pitching it as a way for enterprises to consolidate
the use of their entire virtualized infrastructure – or at
least large pieces of it – under one piece of software."