Xen Project Builds Its Own Cloud OS Mirage

Although the cloud can be used for general computing purposes, a general-purpose operating system is not necessarily the best fit for the cloud. To that end, the Linux Foundation’s Xen Collaborative project today announced the Mirage OS 1.0 cloud operating system.

Mirage is a “library operating system,” which means that it can run on any target for which a suitable bootloader and drivers exist, Anil Madhavapeddy, project lead for the Mirage OS subproject effort within the Xen Project, explained to eWEEK.