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Citrix XenServer SR-IOV Demo at Intel Developer Forum

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Last week at Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco Citrix demoed a number of industry firsts using XenServer and Intel SR-IOV NICs: Full line-rate bi-directional 2×10Gb/s performance into virtual machines, using substantially less CPU than conventional software NIC virtualization, along with reduced network latency. Seamlessly transition between software NIC virtualization and SR-IOV hardware NIC virtualization, […]

Xen.org and the Saga of the PVOps Dom0 Kernel

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A new legend is growing within the Xen.org community on the PVOps Dom0 Kernel and its current mysterious status. In fact, this kernel is becoming so famous that I receive emails weekly from the community to learn more about its whereabouts. So what is the story? The short answer is that the PVOps Dom0 kernel […]

Xen Orchestra Project

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I wanted to promote a Xen management solution that I have recently become aware of – Xen Orchestra Project. The main project site is at with the project being led by Olivier Lambert and Julien Fontanet. I encourage everyone to take a look and feel free to contact Olivier is you have some time to […]

Xen.org Launches Online Support Forum – Trial Underway

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Currently, the Xen.org community supports members via online mailing lists which are all listed at http://lists.xensource.com and are stored in an easy to search online tool – http://xen.markmail.org.  However, many members have asked me about having an online discussion forum as well to support members who are not as comfortable with using mailing lists. I […]

Dell Demonstrates Industry First Virtualization Capabilities Through Joint Solution with Intel and Citrix

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Dell today demonstrated the industry’s first Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) solution based on industry standards using technologies from Intel and Citrix to help improve virtualization performance across networked servers and storage. The companies collaborated to develop technology based on PCI-SIG I/O Virtualization specifications and Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (Intel® VT-d) to allow […]

Cloud Xen Project Update

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Since the announcement a few weeks back from Xen.org on the creation of a new project, Xen Cloud Project or as I call it Cloud Xen, there have been some happenings in the background that I want to make everyone aware of. Meetings – There are two meetings being worked on for people interested in […]

Citrix Joins The Linux Foundation

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The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Citrix Systems has become its newest member. Citrix is a leading provider of virtualization; cloud computing, and software as a service (SaaS) offerings for companies worldwide, including 99 percent of Fortune 500 enterprises. Citrix leads the open source […]

Xen Summit Asia 2009

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The open source Xen.org community is hosting its yearly Asian Xen Summit event in Shanghai, China at Intel’s R&D facility on November 19-20, 2009. This event is an in-depth 2 day deep dive into all things Xen for developers, testers, and researchers. When: November 19, 2009 through November 20, 2009 Where: Shanghai, China Learn more […]

Today’s New Virtualization Related Community Videos – September 10th, 2009

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The following new community virtualization related videos were just added to the DABCC Community Videos section! Citrix’s VMworld Announcements Explained: Xen.org Cloud Computing Initiative and HDX vs. VMware’s PCoverIP with Citrix Podcast – September 10, 2009 – Episode 96 The goal of the DABCC Community Videos section is to allow you to find the latest […]

Citrix’s VMworld Announcements Explained: Xen.org Cloud Computing Initiative and HDX vs. VMware’s PCoverIP with Citrix Podcast – September 10, 2009 – Episode 96

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In episode 96, we have two interviews for you. The first is with Citrix CTO Simon Crosby who will discuss the recent Xen.org cloud computing initiative announcement made at VMworld 2009 and what this really means.   The second interview is with Citrix CTO Harry Labana, and Program Manager Thomas Nikl who will discuss the Citrix HDX […]

Where will the Xen.org community take Xen 4.0?

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The Xen community launched Xen 3.4 back in May of this year.  The release added quite a few new features, chief among them being support for the Microsoft Hyper-V enlightenment interface, power management, CPU and memory offlining, and device pass-through improvements.  A short time later, the community released Version 3.4.1, a maintenance release. To learn […]

Xen.org Developer Interview Series IV – Jeremy Fitzhardinge

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The interview with Jeremy Fitzhardinge is finally complete and ready for viewing. This 18 minute discussion gives a great overview of the pv-ops Dom0 kernel and Linux upstream issue. Jeremy also does a nice job suggesting some new projects to work on for Xen.org. Enjoy. To learn more and to read the entire article at […]

Xen Virtualization Tutorial (Free Slides)

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Were you unable to make it to any of the Xen training sessions so far?  You could attend one of the next Xen training sessions; however, if you are also unable to attend the upcoming sessions, you are still in luck. The instructors of the recent Xen training sessions, featured at several conferences around the […]

Citrix XenClient Bare Metal Hypervisor Virtualization Demo on PC and MAC

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As we all know, client side bare-metal hypervisor virtualization is coming so I through I would share with you two demos of the Citrix XenClient (formerly called, Project Independence) running on a PC and Mac. See Ian Pratt VP of Advanced Products, Citrix and CTO of Xen.org with Pat Gelsinger Senior VP, General Manager, Digital […]

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