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Convirture Joins Open Source Virtualization Alliance

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

SAN FRANCISCO, June 23, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Convirture Corp. has joined the newly formed Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA), a consortium committed to fostering the adoption of open virtualization technologies. 

Convirture is the company behind ConVirt - an enterprise-grade management tool for virtualized datacenters and private clouds based on the open source hypervisors including Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM). ConVirt itself is based on open source with two versions available: the free, ConVirt 2.0 Open Source and ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise, which adds advanced automation and scalability features.

"The Open Virtualization Alliance is absolutely the right organization at the right time, as KVM comes into its own as a viable alternative to closed and expensive virtualization products from the likes of VMware and Citrix," said Arsalan Farooq, CEO of Convirture. "As a company, we have been committed to delivering enterprise-capable open source virtualization management since our inception and we are thrilled to be teaming with other leading technology firms to deliver the choice and functionality that open source virtualization offers."

"We are very pleased to welcome Convirture into the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA)," said Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager, Cloud Business at Red Hat and a founding member of the Open Virtualization Alliance. "This groundswell of support for the Open Virtualization Alliance from industry leaders and innovators shows the overwhelming demand for KVM as the open virtualization alternative. KVM delivers leading performance, scalability and security, making it the ideal alternative to proprietary virtualization technologies."

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

About Open Virtualization Alliance
The mission of the Open Virtualization Alliance is to foster the adoption of KVM as an open virtualization alternative, accelerate the emergence of an ecosystem of third-party solutions around KVM, increase overall awareness and understanding of KVM, encourage interoperability, promote best practices and highlight examples of customer successes. Founding members of the Open Virtualization Alliance include BMC Software, Eucalytpus Systems, HP, IBM, Intel Red Hat, Inc. and SUSE.

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