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Latest Xen Project Blog Posts

Q&A: Xen Project Release Strengthens Security and Pushes New Use Cases

The following Q&A with Lars Kurth, the Xen Project chairperson, was first published on Linux.com. Xen Project technology supports more than 10 million users and is a staple in some of the largest clouds in production today, including Amazon Web Service, Tencent, and Alibaba’s Aliyun. Recently, the project announced the arrival of Xen Project Hypervisor […]

Xen Project 4.7 and 4.6.3 Release

I’m pleased to announce the release of Xen Project Hypervisor 4.7 and Xen Project Hypervisor 4.6.3. Xen Project Hypervisor 4.7 This new release focuses on improving code quality, security hardening, security features, live migration support, usability improvements and support for new hardware features — this is also the first release of our fixed term June […]

Xen Project Community Hosts Annual Developers Summit in August

We recently announced the program and speakers for our Xen Project Developer Summit happening in Toronto, Canada from August 25-26, 2016. The event will be co-located with LinuxCon North America. The Xen Project hypervisor powers the new needs of computing and virtualization through a rich ecosystem of community members that focus on everything from security, […]

Latest Planet Blog Posts

XenServer 7.0 performance improvements part 4: Aggregate I/O throughput improvements

The XenServer team has made a number of significant performance and scalability improvements in the XenServer 7.0 release. This is the fourth in a series of articles that will describe the principal improvements. For the previous ones, see: http://xenserver.org/blog/entry/dundee-tapdisk3-polling.html http://xenserver.org/blog/entry/dundee-networking-multi-queue.html http://xenserver.org/blog/entry/dundee-parallel-vbd-operations.html In this article we return to the theme of I/O throughput. Specifically, we focus on improvements to the total throughput achieved by a number of VMs performing I/O concurrently. Measurements show that XenServer 7.0 enjoys aggregate network throughput over three times faster than XenServer 6.5, and also has an improvement to aggregate storage throughput. What limits aggregate I/O throughput? When a number of VMs are...

Xen Orchestra 5.1

Xen Orchestra 5.1 is here and delivers the latest and the best UI for XenServer.