Xen is an open-source (GPL) type-1 or bare-metal hypervisor, which makes it possible to run many instances of an operating system or indeed different operating systems in parallel on a single machine (or host).
Originally conceived in 2003, Xen is a hypervisor using a microkernel design, providing services that allow multiple computer operating systems to execute concurrently on the same computer hardware. The team that developed the Xen Project and its associated subprojects is part of a global open source community that supports the principles of openness, transparency, meritocracy and consensus decision making.
Use Cases for Xen
Cavium – advance the evolving ARM ecosystem.
Google uses virtualisation for internal corporate infrastructure.
Key Benefits of Xen
- Reducing costs and power use.
- Full support.
- Peak performance and efficiencies for ARM-based servers and SoCs.
Features of Xen
- ARM Support.
- Performance and Scalability Enhancements.
- Improved Security.
- Upstream QEMU.
- Toolstack Improvements.
- Usability improvements.
- Power Efficiency.
- Hardware support.
- Guest visible features.
- Tracing and debugging improvements.
Open source community
Xen solutions option
Our Xen consulting service
- Managed Services.
Organisations Using Xen
Official Xen Project member organizations include: AMD, Bromium, CA Technologies, Calxeda, Cisco, Citrix, Google, Intel, and Verizon.