• 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

The dangers of free software

This is part of a 3 piece entry, the cover of which is: free software patents and cosmos There are serious dangers with free software and open source software which I'd like to review. Some zealots may tell you that there is nothing to worry about when embracing free software and open source software but I'm here to tell you that this is all wrong, explain where all this badness comes from and give some advice about what you can do about it. I will do this by providing a brief summary on the efforts on transforming a non upstream...

The Free Software patent paradox

This is part of a 3 piece entry, the cover of which: free software patents and cosmosOn my last post I reviewed the rapid pace of evolution of free software, open source software and legal evolutions and the implications for business models. There is an interesting set of problems which arise in light of all these evolutions in consideration of personal freedoms, existing business models and patents which I'd like to review now which in the worst case scenario make free software and open source software targets. I'll refer to this as the free software patent paradox. A paradox, as...