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Latest Xen Project Blog Posts

Virtual Machine Introspection: A Security Innovation With New Commercial Applications

The article from Lars Kurth, the Xen Project chairperson, was first published on Linux.com. A few weeks ago, Citrix and Bitdefender launched XenServer 7 and Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection, which together compose the first commercial application of the Xen Project Hypervisor’s Virtual Machine Introspection (VMI) infrastructure. In this article, we will cover why this technology is […]

Don’t Miss Xen Project & KVM Joint Reception at LinuxCon

Last year, we really enjoyed co-hosting a hackathon and social event with the KVM community. It spurred really interesting conversations, a bit of friendly competition and some community bonding. Back by popular demand is another joint KVM community event. Xen Project and KVM are hosting the joint social event at the Hockey Hall of Fame […]

Q&A: Xen Project Release Strengthens Security and Pushes New Use Cases

The following Q&A with Lars Kurth, the Xen Project chairperson, was first published on Linux.com. Xen Project technology supports more than 10 million users and is a staple in some of the largest clouds in production today, including Amazon Web Service, Tencent, and Alibaba’s Aliyun. Recently, the project announced the arrival of Xen Project Hypervisor […]

Latest Planet Blog Posts

XenServer 7.0 performance improvements part 2: Parallelised networking datapath

The XenServer team has made a number of significant performance and scalability improvements in the XenServer 7.0 release. This is the second in a series of articles that will describe the principal improvements. For the first, see http://xenserver.org/blog/entry/dundee-tapdisk3-polling.html. The topic of this post is network I/O performance. XenServer 7.0 achieves significant performance improvements through the support for multi-queue paravirtualised network interfaces. Measurements of one particular use-case show an improvement from 17 Gb/s to 41 Gb/s. A bit of background about the PV network datapath In order to perform network-based communications, a VM employs a paravirtualised network driver (netfront in Linux or xennet in...

Dev report 3 on Xen Orchestra 5.0

Xen Orchestra 5 incredible performances revealed in this dev report.