Founder of Raspberry Pi applauds Xtravirt vPi as it reaches awards final

By : |November 15, 2013 0

LONDON, UK: Xtravirt, the company dedicated to virtualisation, announced it is a finalist in the Techworld awards with its Advantage vPi product, in the virtualisation product of the year category.

“We are thrilled to be shortlisted amongst some highly recognisable industry solutions,” commented Gavin Jolliffe, co-founder and CEO, Xtravirt. “We champion accessibility of solutions that have practical uses, and for our innovation to be selected demonstrates the judge’s forward-thinking to showcase open source and community supported projects within the best of a new wave of virtualisation products.”

Xtravirt Advantage vPi is built for the Raspberry Pi and gives all VMware vSphere administrators, whether operating large or small infrastructures, a complete VMware vSphere management toolbox solution. It acts as a highly lightweight and portable remote agent or client in order to collect data, run tasks, or manage environments. It contains powerful utilities and hundreds of reports, queries and functions and, is completely customisable and extensible.


It is provided as an open source solution on a not-for-resale basis, and is a further demonstration of Xtravirt’s long-standing support of the industry and community. Advantage vPi has a fast-growing user base across all industry sectors and across the globe.

Eben Upton, the creator of the Raspberry Pi, also commented: “I’m extremely pleased to see Xtravirt doing awesome things like this with the Pi. We see a great future for the Pi in network infrastructure applications, and high-quality middleware solutions like this are vital to that future.”

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