Archive for June, 2012

The high performance secret of Xen Paravirtualization (PV)

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Attempts to cash on the virtualization benefits have been going on since years; but something concrete in this direction could only be achieved with the Xen release. Xen induced the virtualization technique with a fresh zeal. As a software solution, Xen virtualization graduated to a higher level and thus proved ...

Xen Terminology

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Xen: Xen is an open source platform, which enables simultaneous operating systems to run on one single machine. Virtual images are created for the purposes and common hardware devices are deployed. Hypervisor: Hypervisor is the manager overlooking this multitasking schema. It is also known as the Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). ...

What is virtualization and how can it help?

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Virtualization is a term which belongs to the computing dictionary. It is a technology which creates virtual copies of computer related elements like the operating system or a server, etc. For example say in one computer, virtualization creates another virtual machine. It is like creation of a replica, an identical ...

Xen … Xen … Xen … what is the fuss about?

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

Virtualization solutions are in abundance, why are we then talking about another one? Is Xen virtualization really worth the discussion? After all, it has just about emerged and though it is a feature rich, open source offering, are we really this impressed? Perhaps yes; the IT fraternity is actually all ...