Monday, August 07, 2006

Virtualizing Vyatta

Since the inception of Vyatta, we're thought about the potential of building virtual router/firewalls for the enterprise and service provider markets. It looks like some folks have been working on porting the OFR to Xen and VMWare (see Tarry's blog on porting Vyatta to VMWare here).

I suspect that a virtualized version of the OFR will have many interesting applications: virtual router for ISP customers, virtual firewalls for different enterprise labs and LANs, separation of production and staging traffic, test environments for websites and servers, etc. How do you plan on using the OFR in a virtual environment? You won't have any of those pesky licensing issues with our software when you virtualize it, unlike the issues around virtualizing Windows and other enterpise applications.

At least one thing is clear - virutalization is here for multiple technologies, as I wrote here on the Panoblog. Let's see where this goes with the OFR... could be very interesting!

Put your OFR (virtualized or not) on the Vyatta Users page on Frappr!


At 12:54 PM, Blogger Maria Tseng said...

Larry Augustin of VA Linux fame also has a blog, and is certainly a supporter of open source. He was a guest at an SVASE dinner that I hosted in June -- very interesting guy and interesting conversation. Do you know him? Do you want to know him?

At 3:00 PM, Blogger Allan Leinwand said...

Yes, I know Larry. Thanks for the reminder that I have to ping him again soon :)

At 9:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vyatta Virtual Appliance is already in the VMTN Appliance directory. Go get it!


Post a Comment

<< Home