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LinuxDevCenter: Linux Virtualization with Xen

Jan 30, 2006, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kris Buytaert)

"Xen is the new virtualization kid on the block. It's gaining visibility and importance at a speed only projects such as Linux and Apache have seen before. Xen has been around for a couple of years: it was originally part of the Xenoserver platform, which aimed to build a public infrastructure for wide-area distributed computing. Ian Pratt, the principal investigator of the Xenoserver project at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, still leads the development team.

"Xen ended up being much more than a part of this project. Now many Linux distributions and some hardware vendors are picking it up. As with many important open source projects these days, it even has a company--Xensource--backing commercial versions and providing support for corporate customers. Xensource also employs several industry veterans. In short, Xen(source) has everything a good open source platform need to becomes an extremely important player in the industry..."

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