CCC14: Xen Project 4.4: Features and Futures
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Apr 10 2014 at 14:15 - Apr 10 2014 at 15:15US/Mountain
Russ Pavlicek, Xen Project Evangelist, discusses the newest XenProject release at the CloudStack Collaboration Conference North America
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The 4.4 release of Xen Project is no minor "point" release of software. This latest release from the original enterprise-ready Open Source hypervisor contains some important additions, most notably the arrival of the new experimental PVH mode. Dubbed Paravirtualized Hardware mode, PVH represents a new leap in paravirtualization: Paravirtualization within a hardware container, resulting in potentially higher performance for your cloud. Beyond PVH, Xen Project is also making inroads in other areas. Recent enhancements include additional support for the ARM architecture, improved FreeBSD support, additional libvirt support for the libxenlight toolstack, the release of Mirage OS 1.0, and more. The presentation will conclude with an overview of planned future enhancements, as well as a summary of some of the newest technologies to become interested in clouds built on the Xen Hypervisor.