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Management Software for Linux Virtualization Made Available

ConVirt Enterprise Cloud handles KVM and Xen-based virtualization and cloud computing

Convirture has released ConVirt Enterprise Cloud - software that manages virtualized datacenters and cloud deployments built on KVM and Xen virtual machines.

ConVirt Enterprise Cloud provides a set of sophisticated tools capable of managing an entire virtual and cloud infrastructure from a single console, including private clouds, hybrid clouds, traditional virtual machines as well as public cloud resources such as Amazon EC2.

"As we developed this product and worked with our beta customers, we kept hearing the same thing again and again: customers are concerned about the potential for complexity, fragmentation and workload management issues that come with adding cloud resources," said Arsalan Farooq, CEO of Convirture. "Until now, users of KVM and Xen did not have a management layer that provides a unified means of viewing and managing their entire traditional, virtual and cloud-based environments. With ConVirt Enterprise Cloud, IT staff can manage the complex, properly allocate computing resources and deliver real ROI for the organization."

ConVirt Enterprise Cloud builds on the success of ConVirt Open Source and ConVirt Enterprise, which are currently in use by organizations worldwide to manage KVM and Xen-based virtual datacenters. ConVirt Enterprise Cloud adds management support for private and hybrid clouds side-by-side with the rest of the virtualized environment.

A full set of features and capabilities can be found at www.convirture.com/products_cloud.php.

Availability and Pricing
ConVirt Enterprise Cloud is available now directly from Convirture. It is a commercially licensed product. Pricing for ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise starts at $1,495 per host for up to 10 hosts, with volume pricing available for larger environments. Pricing for ConVirt Enterprise Cloud is available by contacting Convirture at www.convirture.com/contact.html.

About Convirture
Convirture was founded in 2007 to help organizations effectively manage open source virtualization platforms. More information is available at www.convirture.com.

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