February 23, 2006

OpenVZ Project Surpasses Million Web Hits

Sharon Smith writes "Open Source Virtualization Project Builds
Momentum and Participation with User Community

HERNDON, Va., February 23, 2006 -- The OpenVZ project today announced that its website attracted more than one million hits in January – just one month after full production – as more businesses and individuals explore and contribute to the leading open source operating system virtualization project. Also, with more than 1,000 message posts, the OpenVZ support Forum has been very active with the user community.

The OpenVZ project freely distributes and offers support to its users, promoting operating system virtualization through a collaborative, community effort. The software can be downloaded at http://openvz.org./

"Clearly virtualization is technology whose time has arrived," said Kir Kolyshkin, manager of the OpenVZ project. "We are immensely gratified that OpenVZ has quickly gained traction not only in the community, but with users who derive value by deploying their applications on virtual private servers. We will continue to add features to OpenVZ software and expect that over time virtualization will become part of the mainstream Linux distributions."

One example of a community contribution is a Web control panel for OpenVZ that uses a graphical interface (www.ronny-goerner.de/vzadmin.html).

A post to the website Forum said, “OpenVZ was the only virtual server system that was simple to install and get working.”

Since going into full production in December, the OpenVZ project has delivered pre-built Debian 3.1 (Sarge) Virtual Private Server (VPS) templates, as well as OpenVZ beta level software based on the Linux kernel 2.6.15.

Earlier this month, project manager Kir Kolyshkin, spoke on the topic of Linux and virtualization at the Southern California Linux Expo, saying, “The mandate to reduce costs within the IT department without sacrificing performance is generating renewed buzz around virtualization technology.”

About OpenVZ Software

The OpenVZ server virtualization software is built on Linux and creates isolated, secure virtual private servers on a single physical server - enabling better server utilization and better availability with fewer performance penalties. The virtual servers perform and execute like independent servers with their own memory, configuration files, users and applications. Each can be re-booted independently.

With the power of modern CPUs from both Intel and AMD (including the latest dual-core offerings), hardware is often under utilized. With virtualization technology, the server can effectively be split into many small ones, each running its tasks so that the whole server is utilized more efficiently.

About the OpenVZ Project

OpenVZ software serves the needs of the community developers, testers, documentation experts, and other technology enthusiasts who wish to participate in and accelerate the technology development process. OpenVZ receives support from SWsoft and is the core to the Virtuozzo virtualization software product. More information is available at http://openvz.org./"

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