The new open-source Xen hypervisor boasts improved ARM and Intel hardware support.
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Xen, Citrix's popular open-source hypervisor, is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project with the backing of such major technology powers such as Amazon Web Services, Google, and Intel.
Microsoft plans to at least quadruple the processing power available to virtual machines in the forthcoming update to its server OS, and to provide better VM replication
MokaFive, one of the companies Intel mentioned in its "Intelligent Desktop Virtualization" presentation (see Intel's concept for intelligent desktop virtualization for more information), recently launched yet another way for organizations to deploy layered LivePC images. MokaFive has added its own type 1 hypervisor to the list of supported platforms.
Intel, HP and other leading technology companies have teamed up with the intention of stopping VMware's hypervisor from ruling the cloud.The Open Virtualisation Alliance, announced on Tuesday, hopes to make the open-source Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor the fundamental layer on which the cloud is virtualised.
The OpenStack project has received its first major code release, nicknamed Austin, and is designed to salve fears of platform lock-in in the cloud by pushing open standards and open source code
The Xen Cloud Platform will form part of a wider initiative aimed at federating the private enterprise cloud and public cloud services, such as those offered by Amazon and Rackspace
The Wind River Hypervisor for embedded systems promises to let multiple operating systems run side by side on a single or multicore chip
Citrix's promised Xen-based desktop virtualization solution will be delivered in the second half of 2009.Earlier this week, the Ft Lauderdale virtualization company announced that it is co-developing the solution, known as "Project Independence," in collaboration with Intel, one of the original investors in the Xen open source project.
The companies say they will deliver desktop virtualisation based on Intel's vPro and the Xen hypervisor
Following the disclosure of a high-privilege rootkit for the Xen hypervisor, Intel has patched the Bios for affected desktop and mobile motherboards
John Fowler (Executive VP Sun Microsystems) announced a pair of new Servers yesterday at Sun's head quarters in Menlo Park California. Fowler showed off one of the servers last week at Intel IDF in San Francisco an posed with Pat Gelsinger (standing on the left in picture to the left) where he announced products based on Intel processors running Microsoft Windows on top of a Solaris Hypervisor platform.
Virtualisation vendor VMware has quietly begun sharing some of its software secrets with the IT security industry under an unannounced plan to create better ways of securing virtual machines.
If these requirements are ever met, you'll be able to run a thin layer of software called a Hypervisor from companies like XEN and be able to install multiple operating systems such as Mac OS X for Intel, Windows, Linux, or BSD directly on to the raw hardware.