This week the Linux Foundation announced that Xen was becoming a Linux Collaboration project, Xen Project. In the announcement Amazon Web Services, AMD, Bromium, Calxeda, CA Technologies, Cisco, Citrix, Google, Intel, Oracle, Samsung and Verizon all pledged their support both monetarily and through continued contribution to the development of Xen Project.
Why is this Good For Xen?
- An increase in Diversity
- Bringing Users and Developers Together
- More Collaboration
That's interesting with over 10 million users worldwide and over 60% of the code base coming from outside the walls of Citrix (the former sponsor of the Xen.org project) there was already a fair amount of diversity, users, developers and collaboration so things can only get better.
What the Industry is Saying
The industry is abuzz talking about this move and it's been overwhelmingly positive. First off I think you would be hard-pressed to find a more elite group of users and software developers collectively behind a single virtualization solution. Secondly, the technology has over ten years of software history one of the most mature technologies in it's field. Finally, the software has the support and committment of some of the world's biggest virtualization "power users".
For example, Verizon also added a very publics statement about their use of Xen and Apache CloudStack on their blog, Chris Drumgoole, Senior Vice President, Global Operations for Verizon Terramark wrote:...