SOURCE: The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation

August 13, 2015 09:00 ET

Xen Project Announces Alibaba Joins Advisory Board

Company Leverages Open Source Virtualization to Power Online Marketplaces and Aliyun Cloud Services

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 13, 2015) - The Xen Project Collaborative Project hosted at The Linux Foundation today announced Aliyun, the cloud computing subsidiary of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is a new Advisory Board member.

Xen Project open source virtualization powers many of the largest clouds in production today to deliver shared software, computing resources and data. Aliyun joins other Advisory Board members, including Amazon Web Services, Rackspace and Verizon, that are also committed to the market and technical success of the hypervisor. Member involvement includes financial support, technical contributions, and high-level policy guidance. 

Xen Project software offers superior IT efficiencies, workload balancing, hyper-scalability and tight security by running VMs on a cloud service. Aliyun, with Xen virtualization will run many operating systems and applications off the same physical infrastructure. Aliyun has been contributing vulnerability fixes to the project for some time. 

Liu Jinsong, a Xen PM and RAS maintainer and Aliyun engineer, is presenting on the topic "Live Migration at Aliyun - Benefits, Challenges, Developments and Future Works" at Xen Project Developer Summit, Aug. 17-18, 2015.

"As an advisory board member, Aliyun is looking forward to deeper interaction and collaboration with the Xen Project board and community," said Wensong ZHANG, Chief Technology Officer at Aliyun. We have been working with Linux for a long time, and Xen virtualization is increasingly important to enhancing our cloud and marketplace technology offerings in China and abroad."

"Known for its scalable, speed and reliability, Xen Project Hypervisor is the No. 1 choice for the largest hyperscale clouds in the industry for a reason," said Lars Kurth, Xen Project Advisory Board Chairman. "It is optimized for web-scale computing and easily grows from one server to thousands. With cloud computing still in its infancy in China, Aliyun's support is a gateway for major growth in Asia for Xen Project virtualization."

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About Xen Project
Xen Project software is an open source virtualization platform licensed under the GPLv2 with a similar governance structure to the Linux kernel. Designed from the start for cloud computing, the Project has more than a decade of development and is being used by more than 10 million users. A Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation, the Xen Project community is focused on advancing virtualization in a number of different commercial and open source applications including server virtualization, Infrastructure as a Services (IaaS), desktop virtualization, security applications, embedded and hardware appliances. It counts many industry and open source community leaders among its members including: Amazon Web Services, AMD, ARM, Bromium, Cavium, Citrix, Google, Intel, NetApp, Oracle, Rackspace, and Verizon Terremark. For more information about the Xen Project software and to participate, please visit XenProject.org.

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