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    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, Aliyun, Rackspace Public Cloud, Verizon Cloud and many hosting services use Xen Project software. Plus, it is integrated into multiple cloud orchestration projects like OpenStack.


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    is the foundation for many products and platforms

    The Xen Project has been the leading FOSS hypervisor since 2003 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 and cloud solutions like OpenStack. 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 with most Linux distributions, FreeBSD and NetBSD.

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Latest Xen Project Blog Posts

Xen Project 4.7 Planning Opens

With Xen 4.6 released in October, we are already one month into the new cycle. Which means it is time to start planning for the next release. You may remember that one of the goals of the 4.6 release planning was to create smoother developer experience and to release Xen 4.6 on time. Both goals […]

Xen Project 4.5.2 Maintenance Release Available

I am pleased to announce the release of Xen 4.5.2. Xen Project Maintenance releases are released roughly every 4 months, in line with our Maintenance Release Policy. We recommend that all users of the 4.5 stable series update to this point release. Xen 4.5.2 is available immediately from its git repository:     xenbits.xenproject.org/gitweb/?p=xen.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/stable-4.5     (tag RELEASE-4.5.2) or […]

Security vs Features

We’ve just released a rather interesting batch of Xen security advisories. This has given rise in some quarters to grumbling around Xen not taking security seriously. I have a longstanding interest in computer security. Nowadays I am a member of the Xen Project Security Team (the team behind security@xenproject, which drafts the advisories and coordinates […]

Latest Planet Blog Posts

Xen Orchestra documentation

Our new complete documentation is now available!

XenServer backup: compress or not compress?

When you export a VM (eg for backup purpose) in XenServer, you can use (or not) the built-in compression of the XAPI. In the coming 4.9 version of Xen Orchestra, you can select "Disable compression" for your XenServer scheduled backups: Let's try to compare a backup with and without