Check out my latest interview with Peter Levine, the Senior Vice President and general manager of the Virtualization division at Citrix. Peter and I discussed the new XenServer and how it competes and works with Hyper-V.
This video from Samsung shows Xen running on a PDA-type device. It shows how versatile the open source hypervisor is.
I found this white paper on the Novell/Microsoft Interoperability site. They lay out valid arguments where using OS Host virtualization is a good fit in some environments. [Read more...]
Novell has released a mini SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for creating virtual appliances. It has just enough OS to get a VM running where developers can integrate their apps on a really stripped down SLES. http://download.novell.com/protected/Summary.jsp?buildid=uqr_JjH5ssw (you’ll need a Novell login, which is free).
The JeOS will run on any major virtualization platform, according to the Novell announcement.
The SUSE Appliance Program will enable ISVs to bundle their applications with customized versions of the SUSE Linux Enterprise platform and to deliver the bundle as a software appliance, which can be run natively on x86-based hardware, or as a virtual appliance, which includes a paravirtualized kernel designed to deliver optimal performance in a virtualized environment. Virtual appliances built in the SUSE Appliance Program will run on customers’ choice of hypervisor, including Xen*, VMware* ESX and Microsoft* Hyper-V, as both a paravirtualized and fully virtualized guest.