• 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

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. Attendees will find [...]

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 [...]

2 weeks to Xen Project Developer Summit – Chicago 18-19, IL, USA

As we have seen tremendous community growth in the last 12 months (>30%) and the most feature reach Xen Project Hypervisor release coming up soon, I thought I’d share what you can expect from our Developer Summit.

Latest Planet Blog Posts

Colored diffs with mutt

I cannot stand reviewing patches with gmail or any GUI e-mail client. I use mutt. On my last post I explained how you can apply patches directly from within mutt onto a git tree with a few shortcuts without leaving the terminal. This small post provides the next step to allow you to grow a mustache... I mean, get you to enjoy your mutt experience even more when reviewing patches by getting you colored diffs to match the same colors provided to you by good 'ol 'git diff'. Edit your .muttrc file and add these.# Patch syntax highlighting                                                     color   normal ...

In-memory read caching for XenServer

Overview In this blog post, I introduce a new feature of XenServer Creedence alpha.4, in-memory read caching, the technical details, the benefits it can provide, and how best to use it. Technical Details A common way of using XenServer is to have an OS image, which I will call the golden image, and many clones of this image, which I will call leaf images. XenServer implements cheap clones by linking images together in the form of a tree. When the VM accesses a sector in the disk, if a sector has been written into the leaf image, this data is retrieved from that...

Mirage v2.0: a recap of the new features

The first release of Mirage back in December 2013 introduced the prototype of the unikernel concept, which realised the promise of a safe, flexible mechanism to build highly optimized software stacks purpose-built for deployment in the public cloud (more background on this). Since then, we've been hard at work using and extending Mirage for real projects and the community has been steadily growing. We're thrilled to announce the release of Mirage OS v2.0 today! Over the past few weeks the team has been hard at work blogging about all the new features in this latest release, coordinated by the tireless...