• 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 Project User Summit 2014 Videos Now Available

The Year’s Biggest Xen Project User Event Now Available at Your Desk or On Your Phone You didn’t make it to this year’s Xen Project User Summit in New York City?  Or you didn’t catch all the sessions you wanted to see because of scheduling conflicts (it happens when you have too much of a […]

Xen Project 4.5 RC2 Test Day is November 13

Join in the Next Round of 4.5 Release Candidate Testing on Thursday The Test Day for 4.5 RC2 has been set for this Thursday, November 13, 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 […]

Latest Planet Blog Posts

Xen security and XSA-108

You may have heard about Amazon or Rackspace rebooting some of their instances few days ago. It was known as a consequence of Xen Security Advisory number 108, aka XSA-108. Update: the article is updated with more details and a correction about the amount of memory that could be read and privilege escalation. Update 2: Xen Project Security Team release a very precise article on XSA-108. A must read if you want to know the details! What it is XSA-108 is also named "Improper MSR range used for x2APIC emulation". You can read more on the official announcement here. It affects only x86 architecture. In...

On Docker and Kubernetes on CloudStack

Docker has pushed containers to a new level, making it extremely easy to package and deploy applications within containers. Containers are not new, with Solaris containers and OpenVZ among several containers technologies going back 2005. But Docker has caught on quickly as mentioned by @adrianco. The startup speed is not surprising for containers, the portability is reminiscent of the Java goal to "write once run anywhere". What is truly interesting with Docker is that availability of Docker registries (e.g Docker Hub) to share containers and the potential to change the application deployment workflows. Rightly so, we should soon see IT move...

The Beginner's Guide to Apache CloudStack Series! Part 1 - an Intro to Apache CloudStack

Last week, the CloudStack Silicon Valley Users Group held a meetup in Sunnyvale, CA at NetApp. Thank you to Kim White, Ray Mar and NetApp for hosting our group on Thursday evening! John Kinsella kicked off the night with an introduction of our speaker, Geoff Higginbottom, and a quick reminder about the CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe held in Budapest, Hungary on November 19-21st, 2014. The schedule is now available. Register now! ApacheCon Europe will be co-located with the CloudStack Collaboration Conference from November 17-21st, 2014. Our guest speaker for the evening was Geoff Higginbottom, CTO of ShapeBlue Ltd and a leading CloudStack...