So far a really small number of companies worked to deliver a management console for multiple hypervisors. And at the moment just one of them offer the product with an open source license: Enomaly.
Now there’s a new competitor in town: BlueBear.
BlueBear is a new US startup that is developing its own management console, planning to support VMware ESX, Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V. And just like Enomaly, it will offer its product with an open source license.
The first version of the product, called Kodiak, is currently in private beta and at the moment only supports ESX, but it’s available for a wide number of systems, including Linux and Mac OS (to achieve the goal BlueBear used the new runtime environment Adobe AIR).
The interface is really interesting and while there’s no way at the moment to figure out how well it works in large-scale deployments, it certainly deserves a better look.
BlueBear has been included in the virtualization.info Virtualization Industry Radar.
Thanks to Scott Lowe for the news.