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New Version of Xen and KVM Virtualization Management Software

Update of ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise from Convirture includes Dynamic Workload Management

IT managers who are building virtual data centers and private clouds based on the Xen and/or KVM open source hypervisors now have even more advanced management capabilities with the latest version of ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise from Convirture.

The newest release adds advanced enterprise features including dynamic workload management, virtual local area network (VLAN) configuration and lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) support, as well as enhanced scalability and search functions.

"As Xen and KVM become more widely used in virtualized data centers and for private cloud implementations, the need for sophisticated management capabilities increases," said Arsalan Farooq, CEO  at Convirture. "The new features in ConVirt Enterprise only add to the rich functionality that IT managers want and need, and which were previously unavailable to open source-based hypervisor users."

The new features include:

Dynamic Workload Management: Enables automated load balancing of virtual machines across servers based on pre-defined business objectives. Two policies are available in this release - an Even Distribution Policy that spreads load across the available hardware and a Power Save Policy that consolidates virtual machines on a minimum number of servers and shuts down unnecessary servers to save power.

VLAN Configuration: Provides a centralized interface for managing virtual networks. Users can define virtual host private networks or VLANs that span multiple servers in the server pool, and let ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise do the required configuration, such as network bridge setup.

LDAP support: ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise simplifies user administration by supporting LDAP-based authentication and role creation, ensuring that all of ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise privileges are consistent with corporate policies.

Enhanced Scalability: ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise introduces a number of scalability and user interface improvements for enterprises managing hundreds or thousands of hosts.

Advanced Search: ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise users can now quickly find any relevant information using advanced search capabilities.  Custom searches can also be saved and shared across the organization, enabling administrators to customize the user interface to their needs.

Availability
The latest version of ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise is available immediately, directly from Convirture. Current customers will receive it as a free update. Pricing starts at $1,495 per host for up to 10 hosts, with volume pricing available for larger environments. More information is available at www.convirture.com/contact.html.

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

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