November 8, 2006

rPath Announces Free “Application to Appliance” Program for ISVs

Sharon Smith writes "Company will also present a case study on “Virtual Appliance Best Practices” at VMworld

RALEIGH, NC (November 7, 2006) — rPathTM, provider of the first platform for creating and maintaining Linux virtual appliances, will unveil an Application to Virtual Appliance Program for independent software vendors this week at the VMWorld Conference in Los Angeles. For a limited time, rPath consultants will convert qualified commercial Linux-based software applications into virtual appliances at no charge.

“Our Application to Appliance program will demonstrate how rBuilderTM transforms applications into virtual appliances and eliminates the hassles of multi-platform support,” said Billy Marshall, Chief Executive Officer of rPath. “Virtual appliances take the complexity out of application deployment and management, and simple software is easier to sell, especially in the SMB space.”

Application providers can register for the ‘Application to Appliance’ Program by completing a form at rPath’s booth (#534) at VMWorld this week, or at

On Tuesday, November 7th, Nathan Thomas, director of field engineering, will present rPath’s virtual appliance best practices and demonstrate how to quickly and easily transform a software application into a VMware virtual appliance using rBuilder. He will demonstrate the creation and management of a CRM virtual appliance, including the database and the web application server. This virtual appliance represents a completely managed CRM application, pre-configured in a VMware virtual machine, that installs and is ready for user input in less than three minutes.

To learn more, visit rPath’s booth (#534) or see an rPath demo in the VMware booth (#425). A white paper on virtual appliance best practices is also available online at

About rPath
rPath provides rBuilder and rPath Linux, the first platform for transforming applications into virtual appliances. Software appliances and virtual appliances give application developers control over the deployment and update of the complete software stack, from the OS to the application. This simplifies installation, configuration, and maintenance for customers, expanding the market for your software. The company is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, visit:

About VMWorld
VMWorld provides an information-sharing venue for virtualization best practices and offers hands on labs to help attendees gain the knowledge needed to implement virtual infrastructure. For more information visit

Media Relations Contacts:

Jill Dykes
Crossroads Public Relations for rPath
(919) 749-8488

Kristi Lee
Crossroads Public Relations for rPath
(919) 270-8054"


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