Xen Project Launches Embedded and Automotive Initiative

GlogalLogic To Build on Early Contributions And Spearhead New Development

CHICAGO Xen Project Developer Summit Aug. 18, 2014 The Xen Project Collaborative Project hosted at The Linux Foundation today announced a new Embedded and Automotive initiative. Successful in running the worlds largest clouds and first to market with ARM support, a growing number of companies are increasingly interested in advancing open source Xen Project virtualization in non-data center scenarios.

 

In the automotive industry, for instance, OEMs and automotive manufacturers that adopt open source virtualization are able to quickly and cost-effectively develop a flexible, robust, and customizable integrated cockpit -- one that keeps drivers safe, while meeting consumersconnected car expectations.

 

Artem Mygaiev, AVP Development at GlobalLogic Inc., a full-lifecycle product development services company, will serve as the Embedded and Automotive Project Lead. Using Xen Project hypervisor provides excellent system security, resource isolation, high availability and easy integration of legacy and 3rd party applications. This makes the technology an ideal match for embedded systems across a range of industries, from automotive and avionics to mobile and consumer electronics.

 

With ARM support, Xen Project technology is a perfect fit for embedded systems and automotive use,said Alex Agizim, CTO of Embedded Systems at GlobalLogic, which also is a member of the Linux Foundation Automotive Grade Linux Steering Committee.For example, our Nautilus platform, based on Xen Project virtualization, enables ourin-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and auto manufacturing partners to quickly and cost-effectively develop hybrid Android/Linux-based systems. Using Nautilus, developers are able to run multiple sandboxed OSes on a single System-on-Chip (SOC). This provides superior functionality and security for both infotainment and operational functions within a car.

 

Additionally, previous code contributions from ARM, Citrix, DornerWorks, Galois and Washington University will complement the new subprojects work. GlobalLogic also plans to contribute driver support for QNX and Android OSes common within the auto industry, several paravirtualization Linux kernel drivers and the ability to virtualize various GPUs, USB and audio devices without compromising performance. Enhancements to Xen Project Hypervisor on ARM, real-time scheduling, as well as improved security, boot time, stability and reliability are planned for the next two Xen Project releases.

 

The Xen Project ecosystem keeps growing as more companies and developers recognize its potential to simplify complex hardware and software systems, while ensuring extreme security and scalability. Embedded, automotive and mobile use cases are just the latest examples. We appreciate GlobalLogics contributions and the resources theyre committing to tailor Xen Project virtualization for these exciting new opportunities,said Lars Kurth, Xen Project Advisory Board Chairman.

 

GlobalLogic, in partnership with The Linux Foundation, will present a free webinar at 9 a.m. PDT, Wednesday, August 27, 2014, titled Virtualization in the Automotive Industry.Register today to learn how Xen Project technology adds reliability and security when adopting virtualization for automotive software development.

 

Vendors and individual developers interested in collaborating on embedded, automotive and mobile use cases are encouraged to join the new Xen Project subproject at http://xenproject.org/developers/teams/embedded-and-automotive.html. Additional Xen Project subprojects include: Mirage OS, XAPI, PVOPS and Xen Project Hypervisor on ARM.

 

About Xen Project

 

Xen Project software is an open source virtualization platform with a similar governance structure to the Linux kernel. Designed from the start for cloud computing, the Project has more than a decade of development and is being used by more than 10 million users. A Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation, the Xen Project community is focused on advancing virtualization in a number of different commercial and open source applications including server virtualization, Infrastructure as a Services (IaaS), desktop virtualization, security applications, embedded and hardware appliances. It counts many industry and open source community leaders among its members including: Amazon Web Services, AMD, ARM, Bromium, CA Technologies, Cavium, Cisco, Citrix, Google, Intel, NetApp, Oracle, Rackspace, and Verizon Terremark. For more information about the Xen Project software and to participate, please visit XenProject.org.

About GlobalLogic

GlobalLogic is a full-lifecycle product development services leader that combines deep domain expertise and cross-industry experience to connect makers with markets worldwide. Using insight gained from working on innovative products and disruptive technologies, we collaborate with customers to show them how strategic research and development can become a tool for managing their future. Headquartered in the United States, GlobalLogic operates design and engineering centers around the world, extending the benefits of its authentic global presence to customers in digital media, electronics, healthcare, infrastructure, finance, retail, and telecom industries. The company works with both start-ups and industry leaders, including many of the worlds top hardware, software, and consumer brands.

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Xen Project User Summit Highlights Advanced Use Cases for Leading Open Source Hypervisor

Event to Discuss Virtualization Innovation and Best Practices With Cloud Computing and Security

SAN FRANCISCO, July 28, 2014 – The Xen Project Collaborative Project hosted at the Linux Foundation today announced the presenters and full program for the Xen Project User Summit that gathers developers, integrators and power users for in-person collaboration and educational instruction. The event will take place in New York City on September 15, 2014.

This years summit will present the most relevant topics to Xen Project users and integrators, with an emphasis on new and cutting-edge topics related to cloud and enterprise deployments.  It will also cover security topics, high availability, and lessons from actual rollouts in business.

“Xen Project hypervisor is used by millions of savvy, cutting-edge users, integrators, commercial software providers, cloud operators and global Fortune 500 institutions around the world today, said Lars Kurth, Xen Project Advisory Board Chairman. Through years of development and deployment in the most demanding enterprise environments, Xens maturity and stability is second to none. This summit is an excellent chance to learn first-hand the benefits of deploying Xen Project virtualization in a wide range of mobile, cloud, desktop, hardware appliances and embedded products.

Following are confirmed speakers and presentations to be discussed in New York:

•     Konrad Wilk, Xen Project 4.5 Release Manager, Oracle Corporation reports on the advances and features to be included in the upcoming Xen Project 4.5 release;

•     Peter Linnell, Linux Technical Specialist, SUSE gives an overview and demo of Xen Project software in OpenStack with SUSE Cloud;

•     Don Marti, Technical Marketing Manager, Cloudius Systems instructs how to deploy C and Java applications directly on Xen Project virtualization using OSv

•     Olivier Lambert, founder of the Xen Orchestra Project, Vates -- discusses Xen Orchestra, a web-based interface for the Xen Project Hypervisor, as well as XenServer using the XAPI toolkit.

•     Steven Maresca, Senior Security Engineer, Zentific LLC talks about Zazen, a security framework for the cloud that uses several of Xen Project softwares latest features to deliver VM security;

•     Johnny Hughes, CentOS Project outlines using and understanding Xen4CentOS and shares the latest developments with the CentOS Virtualization SIG;

•     Grant McWilliams, Custom Product Engineer, Sound Linux Training and Consulting  discusses the lessons learned from provisioning a large numbers of XAPI-based security appliances;

•     Russell Pavlicek, Xen Project Evangelist describes many of the advanced security features with Xen Project software that can be used in either traditional virtualization environments or a cloud;

•     Will Auld, Performance Architect, Intel Corporation introduces a high availability project called COLO, (COarse-grain LOck-stepping virtual machine solution for non-stop service);

•     Tim Mackey, XenServer Community Manager, Citrix presents XenServer.org one year later and a look at the next release;

•     Adam Wick, Technical Director, Systems Software, Galois Inc. - defines what "unikernels" (sometimes called "cloud operating systems") are, why they are important to the future of cloud computing, and when and where to use them;

•     Lars Kurth, Xen Project Advisory Board Chairman, Citrix reports on the activities of the Xen Project Advisory Board, as well as the development community.

For more information about Xen Project User Summit, including how to register and to view the complete schedule, visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/xen-project-user-summit.

About Xen Project

Xen Project software is an open source virtualization platform licensed under the GPLv2 with a similar governance structure to the Linux kernel. Designed from the start for cloud computing, the Project has more than a decade of development and is being used by more than 10 million users. A Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation, the Xen Project community is focused on advancing virtualization in a number of different commercial and open source applications including server virtualization, Infrastructure as a Services (IaaS), desktop virtualization, security applications, embedded and hardware appliances. It counts many industry and open source community leaders among its members including: Amazon Web Services, AMD, ARM, Bromium, CA Technologies, Cavium, Cisco, Citrix, Google, Intel, NetApp, Oracle, Rackspace, and Verizon Terremark. For more information about the Xen Project software and to participate, please visit XenProject.org.

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Xen Project Introduces New Mirage OS Release

Lightweight Mirage OS Improves Distributed Storage, Security and Networking Functionality for ARM-based Embedded Devices

Portland, Ore. -- OSCON -- July 22, 2014 The Xen Project Collaborative Project hosted at the Linux Foundation today announced the release of Mirage OS v2.0, which includes the industrys first software framework that unifies cloud and embedded deployments behind a safe, secure programming language, allowing developers to seamlessly build systems that span both embedded devices and public cloud services.  The latest release also includes support for distributed computation, networking and storage.

Xen Project Community Announces Program For Its Developer Conference

Virtualization Experts Come Together to Accelerate Xen Project Innovation With Microservers, Hyperscale Computing and Embedded Applications

 

SAN FRANCISCO, June 10, 2014 The Xen Project Collaborative Project hosted at the Linux Foundation today announced the presenters and full program for the Xen Project Developer Summit annual conference that unites developers, integrators and power users for in-person collaboration and educational instruction. The event will take place in Chicago on August 18-19, 2014.

Cavium Joins Xen Project Advisory Board

Semiconductor Company Leverages Networking and Security Legacy To Advance Xen Project Hypervisor on ARM® Roadmap

SAN FRANCISCO, June 3, 2014--The Xen Project Collaborative Project hosted at the Linux Foundation today announced Cavium, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM), a semiconductor products company to enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, as a new Xen Project Advisory Board member.

Xen Project Announces the 4.4 Release

Xen Project Community Releases Update to Enterprise Hypervisor Software

Open Source Virtualization Software Includes Additional ARM Support and Scalability for Cloud and Mobile Environments

SAN FRANCISCO, March 10, 2014--The Xen Project community, a Collaborative Project hosted at The Linux Foundation, today announced availability of the Xen Project Hypervisor version 4.4 with enhanced ARM support. The latest release also includes major performance and system scalability improvements for enterprise computing, such as mobile and cloud environments, where virtualization technology is increasingly in demand.