One of the original major proponents of container technology on Linux, OpenVZ — or Virtuozzo in its commercial edition — is releasing a new version of its container solution, packaged as a full-fledged Linux distribution.
The commercial edition of OpenVZ, called Virtuozzo (also the name of the company marketing the product), incorporates OpenVZ but adds enterprise-grade features not found in the open source release. Virtuozzo has a new release of its own alongside OpenVZ 7, named — appropriately enough — Virtuozzo 7.
Most of the big changes announced in OpenVZ 7.0 involve the packaging and deployment of the product. It’s now an entire standalone Linux distribution, with both the commercial Virtuozzo product and the free OpenVZ distribution based on the same kernel.
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