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Pushing XenServer limits with Creedence beta.2

Well folks, its that time once again; we've another XenServer build ripe for your inspection, and this one is a critical one for a number of reasons. Today we've released XenServer Creedence beta.2, and this is binary compatible with a Citrix Tech Preview refresh. The build number is 87850 and it presents itself to the outside world as 6.4.95. Over the past few announcements I've hinted at pushing the boundaries of XenServer and wanting the community at large to "have at it", but I've not put out too many details on the overall performance we're seeing internally. The most important...

Will you give Xen a ride … or will Xen give you a ride?

And by “a ride”, we actually mean a ride. Like this:   Like, will Xen run in your car?  Well, it appears it will! It all started with ARM Support In fact, Xen Project developers started woking on supporting the ARM architecture (with hardware virtualization capabilities) a couple of years ago. The goal was simple: [...]

XenServer and VMworld

Next week the world of server virtualization and cloud will turn its attention to the Moscone Center in San Fransisco and VMworld 2014 to see what VMware has planned for its offerings in 2015. As the leader in closed source virtualization refines its "No Limits" message; I wish my friends, and former colleagues, now at VMware a very successful event. If you're attending VMworld, I also wish you a successful event, and hope that you'll find in VMware what you're looking for. I personally won't be at VMworld this year, and while I'll miss opportunities to see what VMware has...

Xen Orchesta 3.5.1

A minor release for a minor fix Want to upgrade in XOA? As explained in the documentation, just type that: npm update --global xo-web xo-server systemctl restart xo-server.service And you’re done! You should see “(xo-web 3.5.1)” in the About page. This is also the occasion to told you we officially exceed 200 unique downloads since […]

RECAP: CloudStack SF Bay Area Meetup - August 2014

Last night, the CloudStack Bay Area SF Users Group held a meetup in Palo Alto, CA at SAP Labs. Thank you to Alexander Graebe and SAP Labs for hosting our group yesterday evening! John Kinsella kicked off the night with an introduction of speakers and ended the evening with a quick reminder about the CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe held in Budapest, Hungary on November 19-22nd, 2014. The schedule is now available and the early bird registration deadline ends August 15th! Register now. ApacheCon Europe will be co-located with the CloudStack Collaboration Conference from November 17-21st, 2014. Our guest speaker, Nitin Mehta, presented...

Xen Orchestra 3.5

Less than three months from the previous release, and during a very busy summer for us, we officially released XO 3.5 with approximatively 20 bug fixes/enhancements. Explore what’s new in this article! Visible changes Add action buttons in the console view: as requested by Hoerup in this bug report, we added some action buttons (stop/start/reboot) […]

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? ...

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.  If you are [...]

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 [...]

XenServer Creedence Reaches Beta Stage

In May we announced to the world that the next version of XenServer would be code named Creedence, and officially opened a public alpha program around this new version of XenServer. That alpha program was more successful than I'd expected with well over a thousand participants. Drawing these participants to Creedence was a combination of enthusiasm for XenServer as a virtualization platform, and a desire to see us make significant improvements in that platform. What greeted them was a full platform refresh including a 64 bit dom0, modern Linux kernel and the most recent Xen Project hypervisor. Over the following...