The Xen Project™ – hosted by Xen.org – is the home for several virtualization related open source projects and XEN PROJECT is the new name for the XEN open source community. The Xen Project™ develops virtualization technologies powering the world's largest clouds in production and is the foundation of many commercial products. Technology developed by the Xen Project™ powers public clouds such as Amazon Web Services, Rackspace Public Cloud and many others. Examples of Xen based server products include Huawei UVP, Oracle VM and XenServer. Examples of client products and appliances include QubesOS, XenClient and Netscaler. The Xen Project™ is 10 years old, and the technology it has created is mature and its stability and versatility is second to none.
The Xen Project™ has created a number of open source technologies for specific purposes:
- The Xen® Hypervisor is the open source standard for hardware virtualization and the foundation for all solutions hosted on Xen.org.
- The Xen Cloud Platform is an enterprise-ready virtualization platform based on the Xen® Hypervisor, adding further functionality and many integrations for cloud, storage and networking solutions.
- Xen ARM is a Xen based Hypervisor that targets embedded and mobile devices on the ARM architecture.
If you are unsure, which Xen project is best for you, you may want to read the Xen Overview document which introduces Xen's architecture, components and some of the key choices you will have to make.
Software hosted on Xen.org is, and always will be, open source. The code is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL2). For more information check the Xen.org legal page. Projects hosted on Xen.org are developed by a world-wide community of individuals from around the globe that follow a governance process based on openness, transparency and meritocracy.