It's been about two years since last seeing any Xen PV vs. PVHVM benchmarks, but back then Xen PVHVM was smacking Xen PV's performance. Since then, with newly-published benchmarks, the lead has only expanded.
Version 4.12 of Xen Orchestra is now available, the open-source project built around XenServer. The Xen Orchestra 4.12 release brings new features and is one of the few remaining before focusing on Xen Orchestra 5.
Paolo Bonzini sent in the first pull request this morning for KVM (Kernel-Based Virtual Machine) changes for Linux 4.5.
If you are just a casual user of the Linux virtualization stack with the open-source virt-manager, you might not know that for months they have already been supporting UEFI-based installations inside virtual machines.
QEMU 2.5 has been officially released today as the newest feature release to this critical component to the open-source Linux virtualization stack.
QEMU 2.5-RC3 was released today as the last final release candidate scheduled before the official release of QEMU 2.5.
Red Hat's Cole Robinson has announced the release of virt-manager 1.3.0 for open-source virtual machine management.
Intel quietly released the XenGT 2015-Q3 release at the end of October as the newest quarterly update to their mediated graphics passthrough solution for virtualization customers.
The first release candidate is out today for QEMU v2.5 and it comes with exciting changes.
Red Hat's Paolo Bonzini sent out the KVM updates today for the Linux 4.4 kernel.
The Xen Project has announced version 4.6 of their software this morning, which they describe as the most punctual and highest quality release yet.
After rumors were swirling last week that Dell was planning to buy EMC, the parent company of VMWare, for $50 billion USD, today that information was firmed up and the purchase price is actually $67 billion -- making it one of the largest tech deals ever.
If you're fortunate enough to have a powerful 64-bit ARM board, Xen virtualization support is now available via CentOS ARM64 packages.
Oracle announced the release today of VirtualBox 5.0.6, the newest version of their virtualization platform.
Landing in the Linux 4.2 kernel was the new VirtIO GPU driver to be used with the open-source Linux virtualization stack as the first step towards having open-source GPU hardware acceleration in guest VMs. While that initial code drop didn't hook up any 3D rendering support, there's now patches for doing just that.
Xen virtualization has a few new features for Linux 4.3.
After NVIDIA announced GRID 2.0, AMD has used VMworld 2015 to launch "the world's first hardware-based GPU virtualization solution, the AMD Multiuser GPU."
VMware this morning announced Workstation 12 Pro and Workstation 12 Player with a variety of virtualization improvements for Windows and Linux.
QEMU 2.4 was released today as the newest version of this open-source component that's key to the Linux virtualization stack.
Back in May was the big "VENOM" security vulnerability affect QEMU whereby VM security could be escaped through QEMU's virtual floppy disk drive. In June was a PCNET controller buffer overflow allowing a guest to escape to have host access. Today there's a similar security vulnerability going public about its virtual CD-ROM drive.
A new release candidate came out yesterday for QEMU 2.4, the next release of this important piece to open-source Linux virtualization. With QEMU 2.4 comes several new features.
QEMU 2.4.0-rc0 was just tagged in Git. As usual, this update to an important piece to the open-source Linux virtualization stack will come with many new features when it officially ships later this summer.
After being in public test form the past few months, VirtualBox 5.0 was officially released this morning.
The latest patch-set that Microsoft is proposing for the mainline Linux kernel is Hyper-V VM Sockets (Hvsock) that is a byte-stream based communication mechanism for Windows 10 and later for communication between hosts and VM guests.
The third release candidate is available today for the long overdue VirtualBox 5.0.
The KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) updates for Linux 4.2 are exciting for x86 Linux users.
Back in May a security vulnerability went public that let VMs escape QEMU's security and gain access to the host via an issue in QEMU's virtual floppy disk driver code. Another QEMU security issue is going public today.
In the past we've written about Eltechs' ExaGear Desktop software that claims to be 4.5x faster than QEMU and allows x86 Windows/Linux programs to run on ARM. The company has sent over their latest benchmark results of their latest performance claims.
The Xen Orchestra team announced this week their next big release: Xen Orchestra 4.0. Xen Orchestra 4.0 has been in development for over nine months now and is codenamed Double Bass.
Since last year Canonical has been developing the new LXD hypervisor. As implied by the name, LXD is derived from the success of LXC.
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