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Oracle Joins the Xen Advisory Board

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The Xen community is pleased to announce the addition of Oracle to the Xen Advisory Board. Oracle joins seven other leading enterprise vendors to offer expertise and leadership to promote the Xen hypervisor as the industry standard in open source virtualization. Because Oracle is a recognized industry leader, the community will surely gain valuable insight into the requirements necessary for future development efforts to enable the Xen hypervisor to deliver enterprise class features.

Throughout 2008, Oracle significantly increased its contribution to the community, including a focus on the new Xen debugger, a new implementation effort on the Xen API, timer testing, new memory caching algorithms, and updates to support Oracle software running on the Xen hypervisor. These contributions from Oracle are valuable to the Xen customer base as they provide enhancements to the Xen hypervisor’s capabilities in the enterprise and cloud computing space. These features are also important to the development community as the new Xen debugger delivers greater insight into the hypervisor’s state during development testing, allowing for faster bug identification and fixes.


“Having Oracle join the Xen Advisory Board is a significant milestone for the community and Xen hypervisor,” said Ian Pratt, founder of the xen project and Chairman of “With Oracle’s industry leadership and enterprise market experience, the community is further strengthened, ensuring a continued leadership position as the open source hypervisor of choice.”

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Published Monday, December 22, 2008 7:39 AM by David Marshall
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