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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."

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