• 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

Will you give Xen a ride … or will Xen give you a ride?

And by “a ride”, we actually mean a ride. Like this:   Like, will Xen run in your car?  Well, it appears it will! It all started with ARM Support In fact, Xen Project developers started woking on supporting the ARM architecture (with hardware virtualization capabilities) a couple of years ago. The goal was simple: [...]

Time to Register for Xen Project User Summit on Sept 15, 2014

Great Session Lineup Awaits Attendees in New York City! It’s time to make your travel plans to New York City for the September 15 arrival of the Xen Project User Summit! The Lighthouse Executive Conference Center will play host to the only full day user-centric Xen Project event on this year’s calendar.  If you are [...]

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 [...]

Latest Planet Blog Posts

XenServer Creedence Reaches Beta Stage

In May we announced to the world that the next version of XenServer would be code named Creedence, and officially opened a public alpha program around this new version of XenServer. That alpha program was more successful than I'd expected with well over a thousand participants. Drawing these participants to Creedence was a combination of enthusiasm for XenServer as a virtualization platform, and a desire to see us make significant improvements in that platform. What greeted them was a full platform refresh including a 64 bit dom0, modern Linux kernel and the most recent Xen Project hypervisor. Over the following...

Qubes OS R2 rc2, Debian template, SSLed Wiki, BadUSB, and more...

Today we're release the second release candidate (rc2) for Qubes OS R2. There are currently no more open tickets for the final R2 release, and we hope that what we release today is stable enough and so will be identical, or nearly identical, to the final R2 ISO, which we plan to release after the summer holidays. Download and installation instructions are here.After Qubes rc1 release a few months ago we have been hit by a number of problems related to unreliable VM start-ups. The most prevalent problem has been traced down to an upstream bug in systemd, which just...

Building and booting vanilla Xen on vanilla Linux with systemd

If you want to do Xen development you should be working with upstream sources, and you should be sending your patches upstream, ASAP, that is before they are even in production. There simply should be no ifs or doubts about this. Doing it any other way is simply detrimental in the long run. I'm new to virtualization but from the architectural look of it I consider kvm a good reaction to virtualization evolution with focus for a clean new architecture that pairs up best with the latest hardware enhancements only. The decision to not support...