• 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

Welcome to the Newly Revised (and Revived) Xen Project Blog

After several days offline, the Xen Project blog has returned! Our blog had been subjected to malicious activities, so we had to take it down and remedy the situation. We’re back now, and although there are a few minor issues to address, we are ready to move forward. A few things you may notice: The […]

Xen & Docker: Made for Each Other!

By Olivier Lambert 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 […]

Save 50%: Learn About The Next Wave of Virtualization at Xen Project User Summit, Sept 15 in New York City

[Originally post on Linux.com] Some claim that the age of virtualization is now past.  However, nothing could be farther from the truth.  And this year’s Xen Project User Summit will highlight many of the newest advances in virtualization.  If you use the Xen Project Hypervisor — or if you are simply evaluating your virtualization alternatives […]

Latest Planet Blog Posts

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...

Debian Installer ARM64 Dailies

It's taken a while but all of the pieces are finally in place to run successfully through Debian Installer on ARM64 using the Debian ARM64 port. So I'm now running nightly builds locally and uploading them to http://www.hellion.org.uk/debian/didaily/arm64/. If you have CACert in your CA roots then you might prefer the slightly more secure version. Hopefully before too long I can arrange to have them building on one of the project machines and uploaded to somewhere a little more formal like people.d.o or even the regular Debian Installer dailies site. This will have to do for now though. Warning The arm64 port is currently hosted on Debian Ports which only supports the unstable "sid" distribution. This means that...