Herndon, Virginia – (The Hosting News) – February 23, 2006 – A newly minted open source server operating system virtualization project entitled the OpenVZ project, has announced
that its website attracted more than one million hits in January – just one
month after full production.
According to the project organizers, the OpenVZ support Forum has also been
very active with the user community – generating more than 1,000 message posts.
The OpenVZ project freely distributes and offers support to its users,
promoting server operating system virtualization through a collaborative, community
Kir Kolyshkin, Manager of the OpenVZ project explained, ”Clearly virtualization is technology whose time has arrived. 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. 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.”
To learn more about the OpenVZ Server Software, please visit: http://openvz.org.