BitNami Releases Ubuntu-based Virtual Appliances, Makes Open Source Applications Easy to Deploy

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The new Ubuntu-based virtual appliances from BitNami make it easy to deploy applications such as Drupal, Joomla!, Wordpress, Subversion, SugarCRM, Alfresco and development environments such as LAMP and Ruby on Rails. The virtual appliances are now available free of charge from

BitNami, the project that simplifies the process of deploying web applications natively, virtually and in the cloud, has released Ubuntu-based virtual appliances for all of the BitNami-packaged applications. Using the new, freely-available appliances, BitNami users can deploy ready-to-run virtual machine images of applications for CRM, bug tracking, document management, business intelligence and more in minutes.

The BitNami virtual appliances contain a minimal version of the Ubuntu Linux operating system and a fully installed and configured BitNami application stack. Users simply need to download, uncompress and run the appliance of their choice. In minutes, they can be up and running with open source applications such as Drupal, Joomla! Wordpress, Alfresco and many others. Development environments for LAMP, Ruby on Rails and Django are also available.

“Ubuntu is arguably the world’s most popular Linux distribution,” said Erica Brescia, CEO of BitRock, the company behind BitNami. “The new BitNami appliances make it easy for people of any skill level to deploy their favorite applications on top of their favorite operating system in a virtual environment.”

The Ubuntu-based BitNami virtual appliances will run on the VMWare Player and VirtualBox hypervisors, both of which are available free of charge. Using virtualized instances of the BitNami Stacks enables users to run the applications in an environment completely isolated from the rest of their system. The virtual machine images can be stopped and restarted on demand, so users can run applications only when they need them.

Ubuntu and openSUSE-based appliances, as well as native installers, Amazon AMIs and GoGrid Server Images (GSIs) are available from:

About BitNami simplifies the process of deploying web applications natively, virtually and in the cloud. Each BitNami Stack contains an application that is fully integrated with all of the software it requires to run. BitNami Stacks are available free of charge as native installers, virtual machine images and cloud templates, so they can easily be deployed in any environment. To download any of the BitNami Stacks, visit

BitNami is sponsored by BitRock, the creators of InstallBuilder Multiplatform Installer, the leading cross platform installation tool.

Amazon, Amazon EC2, Amazon Machine Images, AMIs, GoGrid, GoGrid Server Images, GSIs, BitRock, BitNami, Ubuntu and other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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