Today some very exciting news was announced by the Xen Project. The Xen project team announced the launch of the Xen Cloud Platform. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts Xen is a corner stone of our InstantOn platform, in fact all of the relevant cloud computing platforms have Xen as a foundation.
Over the past 9 months we have been working on extending Xen as a pure hypervisor into a platform that can deploy cloud services meaning provisioning across machines, seamless access to storage, deploying in a multitenant model, etc., etc. We also firmly believe that enterprises will embrace cloud by extending not replacing managed and dedicated infrastructure hence the development of Cloud Orchestration™ and its adoption by all our cloud customers.
So the announcement from the Xen project comes at a great time. The plan is to extend the Xen project beyond a pure hypervisor with other technology already in flight to provide security availability and performance needed to deliver cloud solutions directly attacking the enterprise market.
Carpathia is very excited to be part of this movement and looking forward to a new degree of engagement with the Xen team to further the adoption of cloud in enterprise and federal customers.
Congratulations to the Xen team, this helps all of us create the solutions our customers are demanding.