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Virtual Iron Standardizes on Xen, Goes Open Source


“If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em and emulate ’em. While Virtual Iron has some of the most sophisticated server virtualization technologies ever developed, what seems clear to most observers is that while VMware’s closed source hypervisor inside its VMware Server and ESX Server products got a very early lead on the rest of the industry, the open source Xen hypervisor is probably on its way to be a rival standard if not the de facto standard in a few years as the hypervisor goes from oddity to commodity.  And so, at LinuxWorld yesterday, Virtual Iron announced that it will standardize on a specific kernel developed by the Xen community–a kernel that is has been contributing to for several months–and will create open source and commercial variants of its Virtual Iron extensions to that Xen hypervisor as a means of building up its own community and getting software licensing and support fees to pay its bills. “

Read the entire article, “ The Linux Beacon–Virtual Iron Standardizes on Xen, Goes Open Source

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