• 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.

  • panda2The XEN ProjectTM

    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

Xen Project User Summit 2014 Videos Now Available

The Year’s Biggest Xen Project User Event Now Available at Your Desk or On Your Phone You didn’t make it to this year’s Xen Project User Summit in New York City?  Or you didn’t catch all the sessions you wanted to see because of scheduling conflicts (it happens when you have too much of a […]

Xen Project 4.5 RC2 Test Day is November 13

Join in the Next Round of 4.5 Release Candidate Testing on Thursday The Test Day for 4.5 RC2 has been set for this Thursday, November 13, 2014. Test Days insure that the upcoming release is ready for production.  It also allows power users to test out the upcoming release in their own environment. Subsequent Test […]

Latest Planet Blog Posts

Qubes R3/Odyssey initial source code release

Back in 2013 we've started the work on generalizing Qubes architecture, which we code-named “Odyssey”, to allow for use of multiple hypervisors instead of just Xen via Hypervisor Abstraction Layer (“HAL” -> “Space Odyssey”, get it? ;). The concept has been described in this post, which I recommend to re-read if you're more interested in understanding our goals.We have been wandering here and there since that time. Lots of work has been invested in the light-weight Qubes edition for Windows, which, sadly, turned out to be a failure.We have also done a lot of work in the meantime to polish...

Thoughts on Intel's upcoming Software Guard Extensions (Part 2)

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } In the first part of this article published a few weeks ago, I have discussed the basics of Intel SGX technology, and also discussed challenges with using SGX for securing desktop systems, specifically focusing on the problem of trusted input and output. In this part we will look at some other aspects of Intel SGX, and we will start with a discussion of how it could be used to create a truly irreversible software.SGX Blackboxing – Apps and malware that cannot be reverse engineered?A nice feature of Intel SGX is that the processor...

Windows 7 seamless GUI integration coming to Qubes OS!

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { } Finally, after months of hard work, seamless mode for Windows 7 AppVMs is coming to Qubes OS! The new Windows Support Tools will be released together with the Qubes OS R2 Beta 3, which we plan to release in the next 1-2 weeks. Here is an obligatory screenshot showing a few Windows apps running in seamless mode integrated onto Qubes trusted desktop (note the usual Qubes trusted decorations around each of the Win7 windows):P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { } The seamless mode for Windows AppVMs is not yet...