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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

KVM Gets Better Windows Guest Support With Linux 3.15

The Kernel-based Virtual Machine has seen some semi-exciting enhancements with the in-development Linux 3.15 kernel.
2 April 2014 - KVM - 3 Comments

Benchmarking VirtIO Performance Within DigitalOcean's Cloud

How does toggling VirtIO affect the performance of virtual machines / droplets within DigitalOcean's public cloud? Here's some benchmarks.
29 March 2014 - VirtIO

Xen Automotive: Bringing Virtualization To Cars

Linux within cars was a big topic at this week's Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in Napa Valley. Besides Intel talking up Tizen IVI, Xen Automotive is the work being done for using Xen virtualization on ARM hardware within automobiles.
29 March 2014 - Xen

Xen Virtualization Has Many New Features Coming

Xen 4.4 was released earlier this month and this big virtualization update shipped many new features, but there's even more exciting features currently under development.
28 March 2014 - Xen - 1 Comment

Intel Pushes XenGT For GPU Access To Virtual Machines

Last month on Phoronix I wrote about Intel's new XenGT project as a means of mediated GPU pass-through to Xen-based guests. Today at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is an update by an Intel engineer on the XenGT technology.
27 March 2014 - XenGT - 8 Comments

Virt Manager 1.0.1 Brings Minor Updates

The first point release to virt-manager 1.0 has been released this weekend.
23 March 2014 - virt-manager

GNOME Boxes Improves Virtualization, More Future Plans

One of the interesting but seldom talked about GNOME applications is GNOME Boxes for virtualization, but it did have an interesting 3.12 development cycle and there's more plans ahead for GNOME 3.14.
20 March 2014 - GNOME Boxes - 7 Comments

QEMU 2.0 Sees Its First Development Release

Anthony Liguori on the behalf of QEMU developers around the world has announced the first release candidate of the QEMU 2.0 major update.
14 March 2014 - QEMU 2.0-rc0 - 2 Comments

Xen 4.4 Release Brings Major Features

Xen 4.4 has made it out into the world today after being under development for the better part of the year and seeing more than one thousand changes.
10 March 2014 - Xen 4.4 - 4 Comments

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