Company: Press Release

Convirture Updates Virtualization and Cloud Management

- ConVirt Enterprise Cloud now manages clouds based on the latest version of OpenStack; CloudStack support announced for Q3 2012
- Support for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS also added to latest update
- New update to ConVirt Open Source now also available

SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2012 - Convirture has updated its ConVirt Enterprise Cloud virtualization and cloud management software to include support for the latest version of OpenStack (Essex). Support for CloudStack will be available in an update to the software that is planned for the third quarter of this year. ConVirt Enterprise Cloud also is also now certified to run on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

The company also released ConVirt 2.1 Open Source, an update to the free, open source version of its management software.

ConVirt Enterprise Cloud is used by enterprises worldwide to manage virtual and cloud infrastructures based on KVM and Xen. Today's announcement continues Convirture's drive to provide the easiest and most cost-effective means of managing virtual and cloud-based datacenters based on open source hypervisors.

Open source-based clouds are proliferating and we believe that most IT managers will adapt a hybrid, heterogeneous approach, with multiple platforms in their datacenter, said Arsalan Farooq, CEO of Convirture. To that end, we are Switzerland in the cloud wars. Our customers just want to meet an IT need and ConVirt is the tool that will enable them to manage the increasingly complex world of cloud platforms.

In addition to OpenStack Essex and CloudStack, ConVirt can be used to manage OpenStack 1.0, as well as Amazon EC2 and Eucalyptus.

A complete list of all the virtualization and cloud platforms that can be managed using ConVirt can be found at:

ConVirt 2.1 Open Source update

Convirture has released an update to the open source version of its ConVirt software. Version 2.1 includes performance and feature enhancements including:

  • Ability to SSH to managed server
  • Annotation for Servers and Virtual Machines
  • IE8 support
  • VNC Password for KVM virtual machines
  • SLES 11 SP2 certification
  • Diagnostic capabilities to reduce the downtime
  • Fixes for issues found in customer and community deployments

Current users can find upgrade instructions on the ConVirt wiki.

About Convirture

Convirture was founded to help organizations effectively manage open source virtualization platforms. More information is available at

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