• 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 4.5 Release Candidate 4 Test Day on December 17, 2014

Our Last Scheduled 4.5 Release Candidate Testing is on Wednesday The Test Day for 4.5 RC4 has been set for this Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Test Days insure that the upcoming release is ready for production. It also allows all users to test out the upcoming release in their own environment. This Test Day is […]

Xen Project Contributor Training

A few weeks ago, I went onto a road trip to China with the aim to meet Xen Project users as well as contributors. When I was planning the trip, it became apparent that many of the developers in China are new to the project and had difficulties with Xen Project governance and how the […]

4.5 RC3 Test Day on Thursday December 4, 2014

Our Next Round of 4.5 Release Candidate Testing is on Thursday The Test Day for 4.5 RC3 has been set for this Thursday, December 4, 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 Days […]

Latest Planet Blog Posts

Creedence Release Candidate Available

Just in time for the holiday season - we're pleased to announce a another tech toy for the geeks of the world to play with. Now of course XenServer is serious business, but just like many kids toys, the arrival of Creedence is eagerly awaited by many. As I mentioned earlier this week, you'll have to wait a bit longer for the official release, but today you can download the release candidate and see exactly what the world of Creedence should look like. Andy also mentioned last week that we're closing out the alpha/beta program, and as part of that...

Mature Open Source Projects: Centers of Continuing Innovation?

Recently, I attended a conference session where the presenter said of his mature project, "We are focused mostly on performance these days, not much on new stuff."  To most people, I'm sure this statement was unremarkable.  However, as one who is associated with a project which is over a decade old and powers many of the largest clouds in the world, I found the statement both sobering and horrifying. It is sobering to think that lack of  innovation within a project speaks of the impending end of the effort; a race has been run, a finish line crossed, and a horse...