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Features Coming This Winter With Xen 4.5

The first release candidate for the forthcoming Xen 4.5 is imminent ahead of the project's plans to do the stable release in December. For those not keeping up to speed with Xen development, here's a brief look at some of the changes expected for Xen 4.5.
12 October 2014 - Xen 4.5

Xen Gains PVSCSI Support With Linux 3.18 Kernel

Para-virtualized SCSI (pvSCSI) support comes to Xen virtualization with the Linux 3.18 kernel.
10 October 2014 - PVSCSI

ExaGear Launches For x86 Windows/Linux Apps On ARM

Back in August I wrote about new software that claims to be 4.5x faster than QEMU for running Intel x86 binaries on ARM. That software is available today.
3 October 2014 - ExaGear - 25 Comments

Understanding The Xen XSA-108 Security Issue

Many Phoronix readers likely heard of Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, and other hosting providers rebooting their clouds in recent days as a result of a Xen security issue. If you're not yet familiar with this XSA-108 security issue, our friends at Xen Orchestra have a nice write-up covering the issue.
2 October 2014 - XSA-108 - 1 Comment

Virt Manager 1.1 On Finals For Release

The virt-manager 1.1 release is prepared for an imminent release that brings many features to the popular Red Hat developed software for Linux virtualization management.
7 September 2014 - virt-manager 1.1 - 2 Comments

New VM Software Claims To Be 4.5x Faster Than QEMU

Eltechs is preparing to introduce ExaGear Desktop next month as new proprietary software for running Linux x86 software on Linux ARM using their own virtual machine technology.
19 August 2014 - ExaGear - 12 Comments

Xen Orchestra 3.5 Released, Xen Orchestra 4 Enters Focus

Xen Orchestra, the increasingly used web user-interface to the Xen Server and XAPI, is now out with its version 3.5 release while Xen Orchestra 4.0 is entering the developers' sights.
14 August 2014 - Xen Orchestra - 2 Comments

QEMU 2.1 Officially Released

QEMU 2.1 has been officially released!
1 August 2014 - QEMU 2.1 - 5 Comments

QEMU 2.1.0-rc3 Has More Bug Fixes

If all goes according to plan the QEMU 2.1 release will happen next week but before that can happen some last-minute testing is encouraged with the new release of QEMU 2.1-rc3.
23 July 2014 - QEMU 2.1

Xen Project Announces Mirage OS 2.0

The Xen Project has announced the release of Mirage OS 2.0, which they describe as "the industry's first software framework that unifies cloud and embedded deployments behind a safe, secure programming language, allowing developers to seamlessly build systems that span both embedded devices and public cloud services."
22 July 2014 - Mirage OS

QEMU 2.1 RC2 Fixes A Ton Of Bugs

QEMU 2.1 is expected later this month while now the second to the last release candidate is available for those interested in testing it to ensure it will be a great release as being an important part to the Linux virtualization stack.
16 July 2014 - QEMU 2.1

The Exciting QEMU 2.1 Is Up To Its Release Candidate Phase

The first release candidate to the upcoming QEMU 2.1 was released on Tuesday.
9 July 2014 - QEMU 2.1-rc1

QEMU 2.1 Steps Closer To Release

A pre-RC test release is out for the QEMU open-source processor emulator.
1 July 2014 - QEMU 2.1-rc0

KVM Gets Improved For S390, POWER & MIPS

The KVM virtualization update for Linux 3.16 brings improvements mostly for less common CPU architectures. With the Linux 3.17 kernel should come more interesting work for x86 fans but KVM on IA64 is likely to get the boot.
4 June 2014 - Kernel-based Virtual Machine - 1 Comment

Linux 3.16 Supports ARM Suspend/Resume With Xen

The first pull request for the Xen virtualization updates for the Linux 3.16 kernel have now been submitted.
2 June 2014 - Xen

QEMU 2.1 To Bring More Complete 64-bit ARM Support

QEMU 2.1 should be released two months from today and with it will come ARM architecture improvements and other enhancements.
29 May 2014 - QEMU 2.1

Xen Orchestra 3.4 Plays Two New Features

The Xen Orchestra open-source software that provides a web GUI to Xen Server and the XAPI is out with a significant update.
22 May 2014 - Xen Orchestra

Getting Hit By The Variable Performance Of The Public Cloud

With yesterday's official release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I set out to do some benchmarks of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. 14.04 LTS in the public cloud. Unfortunately, that testing was drawn out due to the variable performance out of instances/droplets in the public cloud that are even of the same instance type.
18 April 2014 - 2.0GHz vs. 2.4GHz - 1 Comment

QEMU 2.0 Released With ARM, x86 Enhancements

QEMU 2.0 has officially shipped. The QEMU 2.0 release has been under development for many months and has numerous new features for this processor emulator commonly used in conjunction with Linux KVM or Xen.
17 April 2014 - Emulator - 1 Comment

oVirt Is Planning Some Virtualization Improvements

The oVirt open-source virtualization management software led by Red Hat saw its 3.4 release last week. The oVirt 3.4 release delivered a self-hosted engine, PowerPC 64 support, CPU hot-plug support, and other capabilities. While oVirt 3.4 just left the building, there's a lengthy list of features being planned for future releases.
5 April 2014 - oVirt - 1 Comment

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