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LinuxWorld and Virtualization: Xen vs. KVM, Microsoft's Xen-Friendly Drivers

Aug 14, 2007, 11:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bernard Golden)

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"Simon Crosby of XenSource kicked off the LinuxWorld virtualization track by comparing Xen virtualization to a car engine, making the point that customers don't buy engines, they buy complete motorcars. His message is that Xen is an open source project, not a product, and requires a vendor to step in and convert the project to a product. As he notes, that is being done by a number of companies, including Novell, Red Hat, and even his company, XenSource.

"Crosby claims that open source virtualization is ahead of proprietary virtualization (i.e., VMware) due to its rapid innovation, community of contributors and open ecosystem of partners. On the hardware support side, hardware vendors themselves are driving that innovation, because they want to get their latest and greatest hardware supported by virtualization software..."

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