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Original author(s) Google
Developer(s) Google
Initial release August 30, 2007; 7 years ago (2007-08-30)[1]
Stable release 2.12.1 / January 15, 2015; 2 months ago (2015-01-15)
Written in Python, Haskell
Operating system Linux
Platform Xen and KVM
Type Virtual machine monitor
License GNU General Public License (GPL), version 2

Ganeti is a virtual machine cluster management tool developed by Google. The solution stack uses either Xen or KVM as the virtualization platform, LVM for disk management, and optionally DRBD for disk replication across physical hosts. Since 2007 Ganeti is developed and released as free and open-source software, subject to the requirements of the GNU General Public License (GPL), version 2.

Ganeti is essentially a wrapper around existing hypervisors which makes it convenient for system administrators to set up a cluster. It is used by Google for its Internal Computing Infrastructure and also used by the former Open Source Development Labs (now Linux Foundation) for hosting open source projects.

The first International Ganeti Conference, Ganeticon 2013 was held in Greece from 3rd till 5 September 2013.

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  1. ^ Marxer, Roman (2007-08-30). "Ganeti: Open source virtual server management software released". Retrieved 2013-07-11.