virtualboxes.org images are now listed on CloudZoom virtual appliance marketplace
June 4, 2012 2 Comments
It has been a while since our images are available through them, but now it’s official:
CloudZoom announces the addition of virtual appliances from VirtualBoxes.org to it’s virtual appliance marketplace. The CloudZoom marketplace provides a simple, fast, and convenient way to find virtual appliances spanning multiple vendors and hypervisors. CloudZoom is combining the silos of unique, vendor specific or hypervisor specific catalogs, into a virtual appliance supermarket.
If you are tempted to ask “Who cares?” – and even if you aren’t – I would answer you to get better informed about what CloudZoom is. From their very own words:
CloudZoom is a virtual appliance marketplace, providing users with a comprehensive catalog of virtual appliances for use with VMware, Amazon, Xen, KVM, Parallels and VirtualBox. CloudZoom strives to be a destination for those interested in virtual appliances and related services. A multiyear plan for rolling out products and services is in the works.
In the original (very very grand) plans behind Virtualboxes.org I had foreseen something very similar to this platform-agnostic vendor-independent appliance catalog site, for both freely available and pay-for-download images, but I did ultimately not find enough strength, time, and patience to set up everything. Turns up I would have had to found a startup 😀
I ask every one of you to pay more than one visit to CloudZoom as I think it is mostly for services like it that we will see a growth in use of operating system virtualization by the most general audience possible. Also, if you are not that technically-savvy (or you are but lack time), please consider asking them to build a custom appliance for you: I bet you will not be disappointed.