About

The scale and scope of a well-established business with the entrepreneurial energy and focus of a start-up

A Leading Provider of Virtualization,
Storage, and Cloud Infrastructure Software

An industry pioneer, Virtuozzo developed the first commercially available container technology in 2001, which today is used by over 700 service providers, ISVs and enterprises to enable over 5 million virtual environments running mission-critical cloud workloads.

Today, Virtuozzo continues to innovate in areas ranging from industry-leading virtualized object storage to cloud-optimized Linux distributions to groundbreaking container migration technologies. A significant force in the open source community, Virtuozzo sponsors and/or is a contributor to numerous open source projects including OpenVZ, CRIU, KVM, Docker, OpenStack, and the Linux kernel.

Our Journey

We pioneered the development of container technology more than 15 years ago and have continued to innovate and develop our virtualization platform ever since.

First commercial version of Virtuozzo containers for Linux launched
2001
2004
Virtuozzo Containers for Windows launched
OpenVZ project is launched
Google introduces "cgroups"
2005
2008
Parallels Server, a hypervisor-based virtualization product, is introduced LXC (Linux Container) initiative commences
Industry begins slow migration from hypervisor-based VMs to containers
2010
2011
Google and Parallels officially agree to collaborate on container technologies
Container hype explodes with introduction of Docker’s application containers
2013
2015
Virtuozzo adds support for native Docker and OpenStack Cloud Software
Virtuozzo is spun off as an independent company
2016

A Longstanding Commitment to Open Source

Virtuozzo the sponsor, Virtuozzo the contributor

Over the course of our history, Virtuozzo has had a long and fruitful collaboration with the Open Source community. The core of our efforts has been the OpenVZ project, a Virtuozzo sponsored and led project to develop system high performance, highly available containers and hypervisors. Virtuozzo also sponsors or continues to numerous open source projects including CRIU, KVM, Docker, OpenStack and the Linux kernel. Lastly, Virtuozzo is a key member of several leading open source industry groups, including the Open Container Initiative, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and the OpenStack Foundation.

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