Digital Edition

SYS-CON.TV
A State of Xen: Virtualization from PDAs to Super Computers
New Xen 3.3 Hypervisor Features Cross Platform Support and New Features for Embedded Virtualization

Xen.org, the home of the open source Xen project, has announced the release of Xen 3.3 engine, the latest version of the open source hypervisor. The release is now available for download from the Xen.org community site and is the product of a distributed development effort by senior engineers from more than 50 leading hardware, software, and security vendors. Xen 3.3 includes enhancements that further advance its position as a fast, scalable, secure virtualization engine for the industry’s broadest range of server and PC chipsets - from super computers to PDAs.

Since the first release of Xen in December 2005, Xen-based products have gained market share, accounting for almost a fifth of servers virtualized to date.

“The Xen.org community has made security and performance key criteria for the evolution of Xen,” said Zeus Kerravala, SVP, Enterprise Research, Yankee Group. “This has been a successful strategy, according to recent Yankee Group survey data showing Xen’s rapid growth.”

The new Xen 3.3 release provides users with an array of advanced new features and designs to further improve overall performance of the hypervisor engine in mainstream enterprise computing environments. Intel’s continued contribution to the Xen project, for example, is driving parallel advances in hardware and software virtualization capabilities to ensure that Xen-based solutions take full advantage of next-generation microprocessor technologies. “At Intel, we continue to enable Xen to take advantage of the advancements in Intel Virtualization Technologies and other platform capabilities,” said Imad Sousou, Director of Intel Open Source Technology Center. “Xen 3.3 is optimized for Intel’s next generation micro-architecture Nehalem features; enhanced power management, performance, I/O and networking features for building flexible resource management solutions in an energy-efficient data center.”

Highest Performance and Lowest Cost for Large Data Centers

The Xen 3.3 engine offers best in class performance for both server and desktop workloads with the highest degree of multiplexing, providing users with the tools to achieve lower hardware costs per virtual machine, with the additional benefit of optimal power usage per server – making it an ideal choice for large data center virtualization deployments. In addition, Xen utilizes both hardware and software techniques to enable it to virtualize both current and legacy operating systems with performance. As a result, its architecture has influenced the design of all modern operating systems, including Windows, Linux and Solaris, which gain performance and security from Xen’s groundbreaking “para-virtualization” approach. Xen is also superbly matched with leading x86 hardware features for virtualization, to support both legacy and future workloads.

About Virtualization News
SYS-CON's Virtualization News Desk trawls the news sources of the world for the latest details of virtualization technologies, products, and market trends, and provides breaking news updates from the Virtualization Conference & Expo.

In order to post a comment you need to be registered and logged in.

Register | Sign-in

Reader Feedback: Page 1 of 1



ADS BY GOOGLE
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters

ADS BY GOOGLE

The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming ou...
CI/CD is conceptually straightforward, yet often technically intricate to implement since it require...
Containers and Kubernetes allow for code portability across on-premise VMs, bare metal, or multiple ...
Enterprises are striving to become digital businesses for differentiated innovation and customer-cen...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As au...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't com...
The now mainstream platform changes stemming from the first Internet boom brought many changes but d...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that All in Mobile, a mobile app development company from Poland, wi...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Ed Featherston has been named the "Tech Chair" of "FinTechEXPO ...
Chris Matthieu is the President & CEO of Computes, inc. He brings 30 years of experience in developm...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: D...
Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, is an accomplished digital business executive with e...
In this presentation, you will learn first hand what works and what doesn't while architecting and d...
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitori...
We are seeing a major migration of enterprises applications to the cloud. As cloud and business use ...
If your cloud deployment is on AWS with predictable workloads, Reserved Instances (RIs) can provide ...
Disruption, Innovation, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Leadership and Management hear...
We build IoT infrastructure products - when you have to integrate different devices, different syste...
Consumer-driven contracts are an essential part of a mature microservice testing portfolio enabling ...