Convirture and Eucalyptus Systems to partner on open-source, cloud management
Feb 03, 2011, 20:35 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Later this week, sources tell me that Convirture,
maker of open source-based virtualization management software, will
announce a very close partnership with Eucalyptus Systems, creators
of the eponymous private cloud platform. The agreement will have
the two companies working together to integrate ConVirt 2.0
Enterprise with both Eucalyptus' open-source cloud platform and
Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition. In addition, the two companies will
cooperate on sales, marketing and support activities.
"ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise is meant to provide Eucalyptus private
cloud users with management capabilities that were previously only
available on closed-source products. ConVirt software manages
virtual and private-cloud environments based on open platforms such
as Linux, Xen and KVM. ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise provides advanced
automation and scalability features for use in large and/or
mission-critical environments, including high availability, backup
and recovery, storage and network automation, and enterprise-grade
security. It also includes tools and features for managing hosted
and private clouds."