Today we're happy to announce the first beta release of Ganeti, an open source virtual server management software built on top of Xen and other open source software.

Ganeti started as a small project in Google's Zurich office. We've been using it internally for a while, and now we're excited to share it more broadly under GPLv2.

Here at Google, we've used Ganeti in the internal corporate environment to facilitate cluster management of virtual servers in commodity hardware, increasing the efficiency of hardware usage and saving space, power and cooling. Ganeti also provides fast and simple recovery after physical failures.

Feel free to download it from http://code.google.com/p/ganeti and don't hesitate to give us feedback.

Cheers,

Ganeti Team