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Date: 25th May 2010

Digital Networks Releases Openvirt 2.0

New release of Openvirt based on Ubuntu 10.04 Server LTS introduces new virtualization features.

May 25 2010 - Today Digital Networks released Openvirt 2.0. Openvirt provides a full virtualization platform for Linux, Windows, Solaris and FreeBSD virtual machines.

Openvirt provides commercial quality virtualization that is completely free of license fees. A web based control panel makes for easy management.

Full virtualization of unmodified operating systems includes support for Linux, Windows, Solaris and FreeBSD virtual machines.

Live migration is supported even between hosts with completely different CPUs. A high availability service will automatically restart virtual machines which were running on a physical host that failed.

Integration with iSCSI, Fibre Channel and InfiniBand SANs is supported. Most networks including 10 Gigabit Ethernet and InfiniBand are supported.

"Not only can Openvirt save your organisation serious money in license fees, it also gives you real access to your data." said Lee Chisnall, CTO of Digital Networks. "There are no proprietary control panels restricting access to your data. The open design of the platform allows you to build completely bespoke solutions."

Openvirt is now based on Ubuntu 10.04 Server LTS. This is supported until April 2015.

Release 2.0 platform components:

- Ubuntu 10.04 Server LTS base OS
- Linux kernel 2.6.33
- QEMU-KVM 0.12.3
- Libvirt 0.8.0
- Control Panel Release 11

Release 2.0 includes these new features:

- High availability service
- Kernel Samepage Merging for reduced memory usage
- Guests disk usage monitor
- Centralised SQL server for monitoring records
- Full system logging
- Power distribution units support
- Cluster test
- Pre-built templates for CentOS, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE and Ubuntu
- Detailed template creation tutorials
- Batch cloning
- Release check service
- Plus many minor other and refinements

Full details of Openvirt are available here:

About DNUK
DNUK builds storage and virtualization systems. Our platforms focus on technical solutions and are designed to reduce your costs and simplify management. Since 1998 we've been building Linux computers and we offer standards-based platforms that integrate with Windows, Linux, Unix and Mac networks.

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Digital Networks UK Ltd,
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Manchester Road, Hyde,
Cheshire, SK14 2BZ
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Email: kristy.parkes [at]

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