VirtKick

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VirtKick is a software project that aims to be an open source, self-hosted replacement of DigitalOcean. It simplifies creating, managing, hosting and providing virtual servers and containers. VirtKick will be shipped in arkOS.

Crowdfunding

At the end of October, 2014 VirtKick developers launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $57,000 for further development.

Commercial use

VirtKick will ship with optional e-commerce features, so VPS providers can use them to sell machines. This way VirtKick makes it possible for non-tech people to use it. What's most important, users will be able to migrate their machines between VPS providers that use VirtKick.

Technologies

  • KVM and OpenVZ to run virtual machines
  • libvirt is an abstraction layer to KVM
  • Docker to make use of images in Registry Hub
  • Ansible to auto-configure hypervisors

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