• kungfupandaThe Xen ProjectTM Powers

    the largest clouds in production

    The Xen ProjectTM is the leading open source virtualization platform that is powering some of the largest clouds in production today. Amazon Web Services, Rackspace Public Cloud, Verizon Cloud and many hosting services use Xen Project software.

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    is the foundation for many products and platforms

    The Xen Project is 11 years old, mature and its stability is second to none:

    the Xen Project serves as the basis for many commercial server virtualization, desktop and embedded products as well as hardware appliances.

    Examples of server products include Huawei UVP, Oracle VM and XenServer. Examples of client solutions, appliances and embedded products include QubesOS, XenClient, Netscaler and GlobalLogic’s Nautilus Platform. Xen Project is also delivered as part of most Linux distributions as well as NetBSD.

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Latest Xen Project Blog Posts

Customers Call the Shots — Verizon Cloud Adds Business Value with Quality of Service

Both businesses and consumers rely on public clouds for a range of tasks and activities from collaboration and video streaming to gmail and Netflix. New companies are born with just a dozen employees, a laptop and an Internet connection practically overnight. This is all thanks to cloud computing. It’s no surprise that in the next [...]

2 weeks to Xen Project Developer Summit – Chicago 18-19, IL, USA

As we have seen tremendous community growth in the last 12 months (>30%) and the most feature reach Xen Project Hypervisor release coming up soon, I thought I’d share what you can expect from our Developer Summit.

Mirage OS v2.0: The new features

The first release of Mirage OS back in December 2013 introduced the prototype of the unikernel concept, which realised the promise of a safe, flexible mechanism to build highly optimized software stacks purpose-built for deployment in the public cloud (see the overview of Mirage OS for some background). Since then, we’ve been hard at work [...]

Latest Planet Blog Posts

New website!

We're back with a new blog and a new website :) Farewell Wordpress! Say hello to Ghost. We decided to wipe our current stack and to use better tools. New blog We switched from WP to Ghost. It uses Markdown for writing. And that's waaaaaaay better than WYSYWYG editor or plain HTML. It runs on NodeJS, reverse proxified by Apache. Old articles are already migrated, preserving their old URLs. New website Written from scratch, using Jade, Bootstrap, Gulp. Running on top of NodeJS. Go take a look! Other stuff We'll publish an article about our new pricing table and why we choose to do that. We'll give you...

XO 4.x goals

In this article, you'll see what we want for the next branch of Xen Orchestra. But first, some details about our development cycle. Dev cycle A leap of branch (major number, e.g 3.x to 4.x) indicates a big feature or a an important modification in the implementation of critical functionalities. A minor bump (4.0 to 4.1) is used for new features or a pile of bug fixes, without changing that much the current release. Small bug fixes and security fixes uses the last digit. As the 3.5.1 for example. Feature creation process This is fairly simple: Someone (us or you!) come up with an idea A proposal is written...

Import and export VM in XO

A very important (and coming!) feature in Xen Orchestra, will be VM import & export. Want to know how it will work and what will be possible to do with it? Go on! XenServer mechanism Before getting on use cases and UI consideration, we'll see how XenServer, and its API (XAPI) deal with VM import or export. Like the RRD for the statistics, it's not directly incorporated in the XAPI. We need to do a HTTP request to get or to push our VM. The request for exporting a VM via a HTTP PUT look like this: http://myxenserver.mydomain/export/?session_id=mySessionId&ref=myVmRef&use_compression=true For importing, it's very similar: http://myxenserver.mydomain/import/?session_id=mySessionId Great,...