Citrix and Industry Leaders Usher in New Era for Open Source Xen
Strong Industry Support Drives Need for Independent Xen Project Initiative
SAN FRANCISCO -- April 15, 2013
Citrix and The Linux Foundation today announced that open source community
development for the Xen® virtualization platform will become a Linux
Foundation Collaborative Project. Leveraging its proven model of
collaborative development for the new Xen Project™ initiative, The Linux
Foundation will provide infrastructure, guidance and a collaborative network.
The neutral, member-led community will help accelerate cross-industry
innovation around the Xen Project hypervisor, bringing guidance and
contributions from a more diverse group of technology leaders.
Over the past decade, collaborative innovations in cloud computing, security
and advanced processor support have made Xen the most scalable and secure
hypervisor in the industry. It is these innovations that have led to the
adoption of Xen and Citrix XenServer® as the platforms for powering
approximately two-thirds of the public cloud revenue in the world. The initial
set of supporters demonstrates the broad reach the technology has had in the
marketplace. With more than 10 years of development and in use by more than 10
million users, the open source technology attracts contributions from
organizations such as Amazon, AMD, Cambridge University, Citrix, Fujitsu,
Intel, National Security Agency (NSA), Oracle and SUSE.
The following technology leaders are aligned in advancing the Xen Project
initiative in the Cloud Era: Amazon Web Services, AMD, Bromium, Calxeda, CA
Technologies, Cisco, Citrix, Google, Intel, Oracle, Samsung and Verizon.
Today’s announcement marks a continued commitment from Citrix to open source
technologies and driving greater enterprise agility. Citrix believes that the
open source community will play a vital role in the Cloud Era, leading the way
for proprietary innovations rather than following them. It is this perspective
that has formed theCitrix strategy to engage deeply in open source efforts
such as the Xen Project initiative, as well as the Apache CloudStack project,
which provides an open and flexible cloud orchestration platform to deliver
reliable and scalable private and public clouds, and The Linux Foundation’s
recently announced OpenDaylight project, which is focused on enabling
widespread adoption of Software-Defined Networking (SDN).
For more details, including recent Xen Project community highlights, please
see today’s announcement from The Linux Foundation.
Peder Ulander, VP, Open Source Solutions, Citrix
“Industry interest in Xen has been growing rapidly over the past few years,
thriving on strong industry support and commitment from the project’s founding
members. By widening the scope of collaboration under The Linux Foundation,
the Xen Project community can set the bar even higher for innovation. Citrix
remains committed to the project and advancing the technology for Xen
Project-based products across the industry, including its own Citrix
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