Monthly Archives: March 2011

Xen 4.1 Released

Xen 4.1 released and contains:
  • automated regression tests
  • credit2 scheduler
  • new Memory Access API
  • revised XL tool stack

revised XL tool stackcredit2 scheduler new Memory Access API automated regression tests

rPath X6

rPath X6 automatically constructs images that are ready to run in any physical, virtual or cloud environment (see list of supported targets). This accelerates provisioning and allows workloads to be easily retargeted between physical, virtual and cloud environments.

rPath X6 Physical Targets
  • x86 and x86_64 Physical Hardware
rPath X6 Virtual Targets
  • VMware ESX/ESXi, vSphere, vCloud
  • Citrix XenServer
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • KVM
  • Virtual Iron
  • Cloud Targets
  • Amazon EC2
  • Eucalyptus
  • OpenStack
  • Rackspace
  • GoGrid
  • BlueLock
  • Globus

Hewlett-Packard Cloud Computing Launch

Hewlett-Packard is getting into the cloud-computing business and taking on competitors Amazon and Google.

The technology giant has announced plans for a portfolio of cloud computing capabilities from infrastructure to platform services. As part of that push, HP plans to deliver an “open cloud marketplace” in which developers can create applications for consumers and businesses.

Cloudera Apache Hadoop

Cloudera’s Distribution for Apache Hadoop (CDH) sets a new standard for Hadoop-based data management platforms. It is the most comprehensive platform available today and significantly accelerates deployment of Apache Hadoop in your organization

BoxGrinder Build 0.9.0 is out!

BoxGrinder joins bitnami.orgelasticserver.com and susestudio.com software appliance virtual machine builders and supports many virtualization and Cloud platforms like EC2, Xen, KVM, VMware.
BoxGrinder can create appliances based on Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS from simple plain text Appliance Definition files.

HP LoadRunner in the Cloud

HP LoadRunner is available via Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), making performance testing accessible to businesses of all sizes. This on-demand software gives clients a flexible “pay as you go” approach for performance testing of mission-critical applications and websites.

HP LoadRunner in the Cloud makes performance testing and load testing ubiquitous to organizations and projects of all sizes. This software delivers cloud performance testing capabilities that enable performance validation across your application lifecycle.


Intel® Core™ vPro™ Processors

XenClient can take advantage of all the great new capabilities and the new levels of performance delivered by Intel.
XenClient’s bare metal architecture is designed not only to put as little code as possible between the VMs and the bare metal but it’s also optimized to offload as much as possible to the underlying Intel hardware.

So all the great work Intel has put into their 2nd Generation Core vPro Processors gets used by XenClient and the performance gets passed right up to the Windows VMs running on top of it.
YouTube Video of XenClient in action on a Lenovo T420 powered by a 2ndGen Core vPro processor.