August 24, 2007

Levanta Launches Free Linux Management Virtual Appliance

Author: JT Smith

SAN MATEO, CA, AUGUST 22, 2007 ââ¬â Levantaî (, the leader in Linux data center automation, today announced the release of the Intrepid VM Linux Management Appliance. The Intrepid VM is a VMware appliance version of the award-winning Levanta Intrepid line of Linux life-cycle management products, which automate provisioning, change control, migration and disaster recovery processes for Linux systems.

Available as a free download from Levantaââ¬â¢s website and from the VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace, the Intrepid VM offers organizations the chance to discover the benefits of Levanta technology and to experience the full feature-set of the enterprise-level Intrepid products via an easy-to-install, downloadable, self-contained virtual appliance.

This turnkey virtual appliance, which can be used to manage and control up to three running Linux servers at any time, allows users to tap into the power of virtualization technology and quickly and easily execute a variety of essential Linux management tasks to maximize system uptime, including Linux provisioning, patch management, automatic change tracking, rollback, disaster recovery, and migration. Pre-configured with all of the necessary software, the Intrepid VM can be up and running in under an hour to manage both physical and virtual machines.

ââ¬ÅLevanta Intrepid VM is designed to allow Linux system administrators an opportunity to test-drive and experience the power of Levanta, first handââ¬Â said Simon Bennett, Product Manager for Intrepid product line at Levanta. ââ¬ÅBy partnering with VMware and turning our physical appliance into a virtual appliance, Levanta is joining the ranks of other open source virtual appliance leaders like JBoss and SugarCRM in offering freely downloadable, easily deployable software.ââ¬Â

For more information or to download the Intrepid VM, visit Levantaââ¬â¢s website ( or the VMware site (

For questions about specific functionality of the Intrepid VM, visit Levantaââ¬â¢s community forum at

About Levanta

Specialists in Linux data center automation, Levanta marries virtualization technology with the fastest Linux life-cycle management including change control, system monitoring and configurable policies, delivering dramatically faster and more flexible control of Linux on both physical and virtual machines. Levanta solutions enable your business to be agile and responsive to change, automatically allocate resources, roll-out new applications faster, increase application availability, improve service levels, and reduce TCO. Levanta's customers include industry leaders in e-Commerce, New Media, ISPs/ASPs/MSPs, financial services, education, and government. Levanta has partnerships with IBM, HP, Novell, and Red Hat. A private company, Levanta is headquartered in San Mateo and can be found on the Web at

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