• 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

Xen & Docker: Made for Each Other!

By Olivier Lambert Containers and hypervisors are often seen as competing technologies – enemies even. But in reality the two technologies are complementary and increasingly used together by developers and admins. This recent Linux.com article talked about this supposed battle, noting however that developers are using Docker in traditional VMs to bolster security. Containers allow [...]

Save 50%: Learn About The Next Wave of Virtualization at Xen Project User Summit, Sept 15 in New York City

[Originally post on Linux.com] Some claim that the age of virtualization is now past.  However, nothing could be farther from the truth.  And this year’s Xen Project User Summit will highlight many of the newest advances in virtualization.  If you use the Xen Project Hypervisor — or if you are simply evaluating your virtualization alternatives [...]

Xen Project Maintenance Releases Available (Versions 4.4.1, 4.3.3, 4.2.5)

I am pleased to announce the release of Xen 4.4.1, 4.3.3 and 4.2.5. We recommend that all users of the 4.4, 4.3 and 4.2 stable series update to the latest point release. Xen 4.4.1 Xen 4.4.1 is available immediately from its git repository http://xenbits.xen.org/gitweb/?p=xen.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/stable-4.4 (tag RELEASE-4.4.1) or from the XenProject download page http://www.xenproject.org/downloads/xen-archives/supported-xen-44-series/xen-441.html This release [...]

Latest Planet Blog Posts

Cross pool migration with XO

Hi everyone! A blog post about a new cool feature freshly implemented in Xen Orchestra: cross pool migration, AKA migration without shared storage (or Storage Xen Motion). Concepts In XenServer, you have to type of live migration: Xen Motion and Storage Xen Motion. Xen Motion Easy one. That's the name of migrating hosts with hosts sharing the same storage (NFS or iSCSI+LVM). It's already working in Xen Orchestra since... a long time! In this case, the content of the RAM is sent over the network by Xen, from one host to another. Thus, RAM size and the network speed are correlated to the migration time. Storage...

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...