How Live Patching has Improved Xen Virtualization

In a video interview with ServerWatch Lars Kurth, Chairman of the Xen Project Advisory Board and Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix details some of the recent additions to Xen and how they are helping to move the project forward.

Among the capabilities that Xen currently has is the ability to do live patching. The promise of live patching is that a system can remain online and available, while a security patch is being deployed. Live patching first began to make its’ way into Xen in 2016 with the 4.7 release and has steadily improved.