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“We champion accessibility of solutions that have practical uses, and for our innovation to be selected demonstrates the judge’s forward-thinking

Free, innovative, community virtualisation management tool shortlised by Techworld judges

London, UK – November 14th, 2013 - Xtravirt, the company dedicated to virtualisation, today 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.”

“This year’s Techworld awards have been the most difficult yet to judge. The standard of entries is higher than ever and everyone who made the shortlist has demonstrated outstanding professionalism,” commented Mike Simons, Editor, Techworld.


About Xtravirt
Xtravirt is a leading, independent solution provider of enterprise virtualisation solutions, delivering data centre, end-user computing and cloud transformational services to clients across public and private sectors, both in the UK and internationally. The 40+ strong team has successfully delivered projects across 17 countries in 2013 alone. Alongside the consultancy business, Xtravirt also develops software to complement virtualisation, including their Advantage software solutions. Partnerships include VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, EMC, Tintri and Amazon Web Services. For more information, please visit

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