Convirture and Canonical to Team Up to Provide Virtual Machine and Private Cloud Management

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ConVirt 2.0 Open Source Now Available in Ubuntu Partner Repository

Convirture, maker of the ConVirt enterprise-grade software for managing Xen and KVM-based virtual and private cloud environments, is partnering with Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu open source operating system, to help organizations effectively manage virtual machines built using Ubuntu. ConVirt 2.0 Open Source is now available in the Ubuntu Partner Repository. It provides a sophisticated set of tools which can also be used to manage virtual machines in a private cloud infrastructure.

"Canonical's commitment to helping enterprises implement and build up their virtual infrastructure will be greatly enhanced by the ability to offer ConVirt 2.0 as a management layer," said Matt Asay, COO of Canonical. "We think users will see an immediate benefit whether they are using the Xen, KVM or both hypervisors on Ubuntu."

ConVirt launched in 2006 and is available in an Open Source and Enterprise version. As part of this agreement, ConVirt 2.0 Open Source is available for easy download via the Ubuntu partner repository.

"Since we first offered ConVirt 1.0, we have always believed that users of Xen and KVM deserve to have advanced management capabilities on par with some of the closed, proprietary offerings on the market," said Arsalan Farooq, CEO of Convirture. "Given Canonical's focus on the cloud, and our ability to manage it, we think this is a great start to a partnership that will delight customers and deliver real value."

ConVirt 2.0 Open Source delivers ease of use, accessibility and features for automating every aspect of virtual machine lifecycle management, including monitoring, configuration management, templates-based provisioning, basic automation, live migration and other enterprise-ready features. It is licensed under GPL and is free to download and use. More information is available at

About Convirture
Convirture was founded in 2006 to help organizations effectively manage open source virtualization platforms. More information is available at

About Canonical
Canonical provides engineering, online and professional services to Ubuntu partners and customers worldwide. As the company behind the Ubuntu project, Canonical is committed to the production and support of Ubuntu - an ever-popular and fast-growing open source operating system. It aims to ensure that Ubuntu is available to every organization and individual on servers, desktops, laptops and netbooks.

Canonical partners with computer hardware manufacturers to certify Ubuntu, provides migration, deployment, support and training services to businesses, and offers online services direct to end users. Canonical also builds and maintains collaborative, open source development tools to ensure that organizations and individuals can participate fully in innovations within the open-source community. For more information, please visit


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