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Xen Project Releases 1.0 of Mirage OS

by Chris Swan on  Dec 23, 2013

Mirage OS is a ‘cloud operating system’ that seeks to avoid security vulnerabilities and bloat by facilitating the creation of single purpose virtual appliances. Applications are developed in the OCaml functional programming language and compiled into standalone ‘unikernels’ that run directly on the Xen hypervisor.

Private Cloud Roundup

by Lee Ackerman on  Jul 14, 2011

Private clouds continue to grow in popularity and offer a number of appealing benefits to an organization including higher utilization of existing server resources, improved manageability, pay as you go, and self-service. This roundup provides a high-level view of some of the key ingredients for creating a private cloud solution.

Citrix Offers a Bare-Metal Desktop/Laptop Hypervisor

by Abel Avram on  May 14, 2010

Citrix has released XenClient, a Type 1 hypervisor built on Intel vPro technologies, targeted at corporate desktops/laptops with administration capabilities.

Citrix Changes the Virtualization Market by Giving XenServer for Free

by Abel Avram on  Feb 25, 2009

After buying XenSource 18 months ago for half a billion USD, Citrix offers their last version of the XenServer “free of charge to any user for unlimited production deployment”. This move will certainly have a significant impact on the virtualization market in the cloud computing era that has begun.

Article: More Than Just Spin (Up) - Virtualization for the Enterprise and SaaS

by Scott Delap on  Sep 09, 2008

A new InfoQ case study takes a look at how the benefits of virtualization can be harnessed inside enterprise data centers to increase reliability, ease maintenance, and enable Saas deployments.

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