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The Linux Foundation releases open source hypervisor Xen 4.3

Remember when The Linux Foundation used to be just about the Linux operating system? Well, that's no more. Earlier this year in the month of April, Citrix announced that it was donating its open source Xen hypervisor to The Linux Foundation group. And in doing so, Citrix may have given Xen virtualization a new lease on life.

Mike Woster, COO and vice president at The Linux Foundation, said, "Virtualization is important to Linux and the open source community, and the Xen Project is helping companies realize new levels of scalability and efficiency in areas such as cloud computing."

Citrix decided to give up control of the Xen hypervisor to a more vendor-neutral environment much like it did with the company's recent donation of another project, CloudStack, which was given to The Apache Foundation. And with similar reasons in mind, Citrix made this latest move in the hopes of attracting a more diverse set of contributors to the Xen hypervisor code in order to better compete with the likes of VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and the open source KVM virtualization platform. 

At the time of the transfer, The Linux Foundation said it would support continued development and maintenance of Xen, and they established the collaborative project aptly called the Xen Project. With the move to The Linux Foundation, companies such as Amazon Web Services, AMD, CA Technologies, Cisco, Google, Intel, Oracle, Samsung, and Verizon all pledged support for the newly created project.

Fast-forward to last week and this group is ready to make good on their promise with a new release of the Xen hypervisor -- Xen Version 4.3.

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Published Monday, July 15, 2013 7:25 AM by David Marshall
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