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Convirture Adds Hyper-V Support to Management Tool

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 | Microsoft expert and editor, Jeffrey Schwartz quotes Convirture CEO Arsalan Farooq and reports Convirt Enterprise will appeal to shops running Hyper-V that require more functionality than the Hyper-V Manager Microsoft offers. Yet for those that need to manage multiple hypervisor platforms or require centralized management of multiple VMs and hosts, it's a fraction of the cost of Microsoft's System Center Operations Manager..

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eWeek
Convirture Adds Microsoft Hyper-V Support to Its Middleware

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 | Editor, Chris Preimesberger knows the company well and writes: How cool would it be to manage all your virtual machines and hypervisors -- no matter what make or license -- across multiple cloud platforms from a single UI? That's exactly what ConVirt Enterprise provides..

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ServerWatch
ConVirt Looks to Converge Hypervisor Management

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 | Paul Rubens reports in this article that hypervisor heterogeneity is on the rise, and over the last few years we've talked extensively about multi-hypervisor management tools. But Convirture is a company that we haven't taken a close look at, even though it's quietly been building a very interesting product for companies involved in server virtualization..

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Network World
Products of the Week

Monday, January 20th, 2014 | ConVirt adds Hyper-V to the hypervisors it can manage from a “single pane of glass,” along with VMware, KVM and Xen. ConVirt also manages public cloud platforms including Amazon EC2, OpenStack and Eucalyptus..

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ZDNet
Convirture announces easy-to-use Hyper-V management platform

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 | Steven Vaughan-Nichols writes that Convirture is easing the headaches of managing multiple virtual machines and hypervisors across multiple platforms..

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VM Blog
Convirture 2014 Predictions - Applying the Lessons of Alice in Wonderland

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 | Convirture CEO, Arsalan Farooq, takes an entertaining look at the year ahead for data centers and cloud computing where he describes a three-step transition that will occur in data centers, which applies no matter what the size. He borrows quotes from Alice in Wonderland along the way..

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ReadWrite
Software-Defined Infrastructure, As Cloudy Now As Cloud Was

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 | Convirture CEO, Arsalan Farooq, presents his view of software-defined infrastructure (SDI) where data centers are created and deployed with keystrokes and mouse clicks. He says that like cloud computing, SDI is not a single technology but rather a management structure where computing resources that span physical, virtual and cloud platforms act as one holistic unit. Control of these computing resources is entirely automated by software..

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Linux.com
How To Build Your Virtualized Datacenter Using Open Source, Linux, KVM and Xen, Part 2

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 | This is the second article by Convirture co-founder and executive vice president of engineering, Jaydeep Marfatia, with specific guidance on using Convirt Open Source that also touches on some of the advanced automation capabilities available in ConVirt’s commercial (e.g. paid for) version. It explains the many available features and includes lots of screenshots..

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Linux.com
How To Build Your Virtualized Datacenter Using Open Source, Linux, KVM and Xen, Part 1

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 | Convirture co-founder and executive vice president of engineering, Jaydeep Marfatia, provides an overview of ConVirt Open Source explaining how it can be used with KVM and/or Xen to standardize and proactively manage virtualized environments in a centralized fashion, including three types of use cases..

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Network World
From physical to virtual to cloud and everywhere in between

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 | Columnist Linda Musthaler takes a look at how Sentrana is using a combination of KVM virtualization along with ConVirt Enterprise to transform its on-premises data center and do more with existing IT resources, while ensuring higher availability. Now, Convirture is used to manage virtual and cloud infrastructure, which makes it easier to expand the infrastructure on an as-needed basis..

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Linux Journal
ConVirt: the New Tool in Your Virtual Toolbox

Tue, April 23rd, 2013 | Jeramiah Bowling writes an extensive product review of ConVirt Open Source saying “it is best to think of it as a front end to the native tools of the hypervisors that provides extended features not available in a standalone hypervisor.” He notes that ConVirt is meant to manage a heterogeneous virtual environment whereas Microsoft and VMware are tuned to their own homogeneous platforms..

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Enterprise Management Associates
EMA Radar for Private Cloud Platforms: Q1 2013

Friday, March 1st, 2013 | Research director, Torsten Volk, offers guidance to organizations looking to adopt the most effective platform to meet their unique private cloud requirements with Convirture named “Vendor to Watch”.
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The Register
Convirture finally control freaks ESXi hypervisor

Friday, December 14th, 2012 | Timothy Prickett-Morgan reports the idea with ConVirt is to create a hypervisor and cloud infrastructure management tool that spans multiple hypervisors and clouds that provides the kind of sophisticated functionality of VMware vCenter console..

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VM Blog
Convirture: Deja vu - It.s Platform Proliferation All Over Again

Friday, November 8th, 2012 | Convirture CEO, Arsalan Farooq, gets out his crystal ball to look at the year ahead and predicts data center managers are going to have to deal with platform proliferation..

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Network World
Open source leads the way into the cloud

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 | Convirture CEO, Arsalan Farooq, writes that while in virtualization VMware is the established leader, in cloud computing the field of play is far more open thanks to open source technologies. The article looks at why open source is so central to cloud computing..

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The VAR Guy
Convirture Aims to Simplify Cloud with New Management Tool

Friday, August 24th, 2012 | Christopher Tozzi describes how choice can often lead to complexity with Convirture supplying an answer to diverse IT infrastructures and mixed cloud environments..

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ZDNet
Open-Source virtualization management coming for KVM, Xen and VMware

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2012 | Steven Vaughan-Nichols talks about the benefits of consolidating management of different hypervisors using Convirture, which now adds support for VMware..

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451 Research
Convirture expands beyond OSS virtualization to multi-cloud, vSphere

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 | Download 451 Research report on Convirture. Analyst Jay Lyman explains that Convirture is expanding its business beyond open source hypervisors to provide multi-cloud and mixed-environment support, including VMware. Download Now.

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ITBusinessEdge
Welcome to the New Virtual Data Center

Monday, July 30th, 2012 | Arthur Cole talks about the evolution of the virtual data center from something inside a building to something in the cloud..

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eWeek
ConVirt Enterprise Streamlines Virtual Data Center Creation, Migration

Monday, July 23rd, 2012 | eWeek Labs takes ConVirt Enterprise Cloud for a spin and likes the ride..

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ITBusiness.net
Avoiding Fragmented Infrastructure in the Data Center

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 | Convirture CEO, Arsalan Farooq, discusses the complexity of cloud computing with Jeff Ehrlich in this Q+A article about how management tools can be used effectively to get control over fragmented IT infrastructure..

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Virtualization Review
Bringing Coherence to Cloud Management

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 | Convirture.s executive vice president of engineering and founder, Jaydeep Marfatia, writes in his bylined article about the need for coherent cloud management: a single unified management console with visibility into all operations..

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IT Business Edge
Pushing the Limitations of Distributed Computing in the Cloud

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 | Mike Vizard quotes Convirture CEO, Arsalan Farooq, saying that one of the challenges that IT organizations are going to have to come to terms with is that not only is IT becoming more complex to manage, but the diversity of the virtual machine environment is increasing as rival platforms continue to gain share on VMware..

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Virtualization Journal
Linux Virtualization and Tired Open Source Myths

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 | Convirture CEO, Arsalan Farooq, writes in his bylined article that Linux virtualization is robust, enterprise-worthy, and evolving rapidly as a threat to the established giants of virtualization..

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SearchEnterpriseLinux
British ISP deploys open source virtualization

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 | Beth Pariseau covers the story of a telecommunications firm in Britain that supports its Internet subscribers using the Ubuntu Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor, open source management software from Convirture, along with an approach to virtual machine clustering that shuns live migration..

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The Register
Convirture revs up cloudy control freak

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 | Timothy Prickett Morgan reports Convirture is revving up its ConVirt family of server virtualization and cloud management tools to the 3.0.1 level, supporting more operating systems and public clouds, and also including a free trial of its Enterprise Cloud edition..

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The 451 Group
Convirture creates cloud path from open source virtualization

Thursday, September 13h, 2011 | Download The 451 Group's report on Convirture. Analyst Jay Lyman explains why The 451 Group thinks Conviture is uniquely positioned to benifit from Xen and KVM hypevisors.

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ZDNet
Convirture ConVirt Enterprise Cloud - KVM and Xen virtual data centers

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 | Dan Kusnetzky at ZDNet covers ConVirt Enterprise Cloud and concludes that "Private, public and hybrid clouds are of interest to many organizations. Some, however, believe that VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft’s license fees are too high and the terms too restrictive. Conviture is working to address their concerns".

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Network World
Convirture unveils enterprise cloud management console

Monday, August 29th, 2011 | Chris Nerney at Network World covers the annoucement of Convirture's ConVirt Enterprise Cloud. A "new software designed to allow enterprises to manage private clouds, hybrid clouds and virtualized infrastructures from a single console".

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ReadWriteCloud
Convirture Sets Sights on Cloud Management

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 | Joe Brockmeier of RearWriteCloud writes that "It does seem that Convirture has identified one of the key problems facing enterprise IT departments right now." and shows how Convirture addresses the issue with ConVirt Enterprise Cloud.

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Silicon Angle
Convirture Unveils vCenter for the Open-source Cloud

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 | Silicon Angle's Maria Deutscher notes how Convirture's ConVirt Enterprise Cloud "means things are being simplified for the end user" allowing clients to use a single "web-based console to administrate infrastructure clouds built on top of open-source software".

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ZDNet
So, want to manage a cloud with open-source software?

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 | ZDNet's Steven Vaughan-Nichols outlines why Convirture's recently announced ConVirt Enterprise Cloud product deserves your attention.

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The Register
Convirture does Amazon, Eucalyptus, OpenStack

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 | Cade Metz at The Register covers the announcement of ConVirt Enterprise Cloud, noting that "The new ConVirt lets administrators manage their Xen and KVM hypervisors as well as Amazon EC2 accounts and private services they've built with Eucalyptus and OpenStack".

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ITBusinessEdge
Exploring VMware Options

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 | Michael Vizard notes that "The challenge many of these alternatives face, however, is that the management tools for these environments, until recently, were not as robust as what could be had with VMware. But that too is changing" with the introduction of ConVirt Enterprise Cloud.

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ZDNet
Is now the time for KVM?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 | Dan Kusnetzky at ZDNet outlines some of the reasons he thinks that KVM is now taking its place on virtualization’s world stage. "My recent discussion with Arsalan Farooq, CEO & Founder of Convirture, was really interesting", Dan said "and served to crystallize my thoughts on KVM".

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CTO Edge
ConVirt 2.0 named one of "10 Most Important Enterprise IT Products of 2010"

Monday, January 3rd, 2011 | Calling Convirture an "[important] upstart," CTO Edge notes that ConVirt 2.0 "highlights how heterogeneous virtualization management will evolve.".

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eWeek
Convirture 2.0 Unlocks Virtualization Potential of Linux Operating Systems

Monday, December 27th, 2010 | Jason Brooks of eWeek shows how "Convirture's vCenter workalike builds on the virtualization foundation offered by Linux server operating systems such as those from Red Hat and Ubuntu, with an easy-to-use Web-based management interface and separate open source and enterprise product options.".

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eWeek
eWeek's in depth test and review of ConVirt 2.0.

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 | eWeek's review of ConVirt 2.0 concludes that "Convirt Enterprise worked as advertised in my tests, and is well worth evaluating sites in search of management solutions for Linux-based virtualization hosts." .

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ZDNet
ZDNet profiles a Convirture customer

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 | Dan Kusnetzky at ZDNet speaks to the Principal Architect at an E-commerce company and finds out why they chose ConVirt 2.0 over solutions such as VMware's vCenter, Citrix XenServer and Oracle's VM Manager.

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The Register
Shuttleworth's Ubuntu makes like Space Shuttle

Thursday, November 25th, 2010 | [ConVirt] now comes in an Enterprise Edition that has some closed-source features that Ubuntu shops probably want.

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

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 | [Convirture and Canonical to Team Up to Provide Virtual Machine and Private Cloud Management.

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The VAR Guy
Canonical and Convirture Partner on Ubuntu Virtualization

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 | As much as I've tried to love VirtManager, I've never been particularly satisfied with it due to lack of stability and general bugginess. The application remains in development and may well work better at a future date, but for the time being, I'm happy to have ConVirt 2.0 as an alternative..

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Softpedia
ConVirt 2.0 Now Available in the Ubuntu Partner Repositories.

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 | ConVirt 2.0 Now Available in the Ubuntu Partner Repositories..

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CTO Edge
Cloud Computing and the Cost of Virtualization.

Friday, November 19th, 2010 | Canonical this week partnered with Convirture to add an open source virtualization management platform to its Ubuntu distribution of Linux..

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CTO Edge
Canonical Partners with Convirture.

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 | The alliance effectively provides the Ubuntu community with an open source management platform similar to the vSphere management platform that VMware developed..

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VMBlog
Convirture Announces Partner Program.

Monday, October 25th, 2010 | Convirture Announces Partner Program..

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The VAR Guy
Convirture Launches Virtualization Management Partner Program

Monday, October 25th, 2010 | Convirture hopes their pull of vendor-agnostic platform management will put many partners at ease with building virtual and private clouds..

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Search Systems Channel
Convirture launches channel program for VM management tools

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 | ConVirt Enterprise is viewed as an open source and less pricey analog to vCenter from the VMware universe..

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eChannelLine
Convirture seeks partners for Linux-based virtualization management platform

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 | "...we are absolutely committed to bringing on a healthy worldwide partner community to deal with all this bottled-up demand.".

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virtualization.info
Convirture ConVirt 2.0.1 Enterprise Edition

Thursday, October 14th, 2010 | Convirture ConVirt 2.0.1 Enterprise Edition.

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RedMonk
The Virtualization Landscape - IT Management & Cloud Podcast

Friday, September 24th, 2010 | Michael Cote of RedMonk sits down with Convirture's CEO Arsalan Farooq for a broad discussion around the virtualization landscape. Their conversation covers a wide range of topics including the advantages of open source vs closed source solutions, the penetration and use of private clouds in enterprise and how Convirture is addressing the needs of various market segments.

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The Register
Convirture aims around VMware to hit Xen and KVM

Monday, August 23rd, 2010 | Dan Olds of The Register investigates the statistics surrounding the usage of x86 virtualization packages in the market, and finds that "that the large majority of customers haven't settled on a single solution". According to the study, Dan states that "there are a lot of enterprise customers using Xen and KVM. Many of them would love to see advanced management features and functions."

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InfoWorld
Convirture makes good on its promise!

Thursday, July 29th, 2010 | David Marshall at Infoworld looks at how ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise offers "more advanced automation, improved scalability, and extensive enterprise integration necessary to manage a large-scale or mission-critical virtualization environment" and concludes that "ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise edition addresses the management gap in open source virtualization platforms" in order to "compete on the level of VMware vCenter".

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eWeek
ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise plugs a major hole in managing open source Xen, KVM virtualization and private cloud deployments.

Friday, July 30th, 2010 | Chris Preimesberger at eWeek notes "There hasn't been a go-to toolbox for open source hypervisors" and concludes that "ConVirt (2.0) Enterprise edition addresses this gap".

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The Register
The Register covers the ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise launch!

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 | Timothy P. Morgan of The Register declares that "With ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise, Convirture is ready to bring some order to the Xen and KVM server hypervisor stack", and calls ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise "vCenter for KVM and Xen".

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Network World
Convirture delivers enterprise grade management for Linux virtualization

Friday, August 6th, 2010 | Linda Musthaler at Network World delves into the state of the enterprise grade virtualization management market for Linux and describes how "Convirture is bringing a higher value product to the marketplace" with ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise.

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Computer Business Review
CBR covers the ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise release!

Friday, July 30th, 2010 | The Computer Business review covers the new features of ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise, such as "high availability, backup and recovery, storage and network automation, and enterprise-grade security" in addition to "an extensive cloud management feature set".

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Server Watch
The Rise of Virtual Server Management Vendors

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 | Amy Newman at Server Watch speaks of the reach of Convirture as well as ConVirt's evolution, and talks about how ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise's new capabilities allow it to be "the Linux world's equivalent of VirtualCenter".

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The Var Guy
ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise, the tool designed to use a company's infrastructure in the most efficient way

Friday, July 30th, 2010 | Dave Courbanou at The Var Guy looks at ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise's already "extensive list of services" and mentions the addition of "backup and recovery, private cloud management, storage and network automation that's streamlined along with Enterprise integration for open repository, command line interfaces and of course APIs".

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CTO Edge
CTO Edge covers the ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise launch!

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 | Mike Vizard at CTO Edge notes the need of "many IT organizations want(ing) the benefit of virtualization without incurring the expensive of VMware's offerings" and sees ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise as the solution to that need.

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