• 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 & Docker: made for each other!

Containers and hypervisors are often seen as competing technologies - enemies even. But in reality the two technologies are complementary and increasingly used together by developers and admins. This recent Linux.com article talked about this supposed battle, noting however that developers are using Docker in traditional VMs to bolster security. Containers allow users to develop and deploy a variety of applications with incredible efficiency, while virtualization eliminates any constraints and/or exposure to outside attacks. Uniting these technologies helps developers and system administrators be even more efficient. Let’s take a closer look at how to achieve this with Docker and Xen...

XO pricing model

After a long period of thinking, we are pushing our pricing model! 3 plans to cover all your needs We have tried to create plans to cover all your needs and to fit every budget. The 3 plans are Starter ($70 per month), Entreprise ($200 per month) and Premium ($500 per month), they each comes with an increasing number of features. You can see detailed information on this page. Why those prices? After a survey (thanks to those who answered) and a thorough analyse of the cost of development, we have settle for these prices which we deem fair and which allow us to...

Cross pool migration with XO

Hi everyone! A blog post about a new cool feature freshly implemented in Xen Orchestra: cross pool migration, AKA migration without shared storage (or Storage Xen Motion). Concepts In XenServer, you have to type of live migration: Xen Motion and Storage Xen Motion. Xen Motion Easy one. That's the name of migrating hosts with hosts sharing the same storage (NFS or iSCSI+LVM). It's already working in Xen Orchestra since... a long time! In this case, the content of the RAM is sent over the network by Xen, from one host to another. Thus, RAM size and the network speed are correlated to the migration time. Storage...

Latest Planet 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 an excellent selection of talks waiting for them at this year’s event. Is Your Head in the Clouds? We have a number of terrific cloud-related talks on the schedule! Listen to SUSE‘s Peter Linnell talk about Xen, OpenStack, and the SUSE Cloud.  And are you thinking about unikernels in the cloud? ...

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...