Happy 15th birthday, Xen!

Xen Oct 24, 2018

XCP-ng couldn't exist without the fantastic engine in its core: Xen, the hypervisor. And guess what? It just turned 15!

For this occasion, Xen project released a dedicated website, doing a recap on this fantastic journey: https://15anniversary.xenproject.org

We'd like to add few comments on dates that are important:

  • in 2009, first version of Xen Orchestra was released (working on xend), helping users to manage more easily their VMs
  • 2009 is also when XCP was released: yes, XCP-ng ancestor is 9 years old already!
  • in 2013, Xen Orchestra worked on XAPI (XCP/XenServer)
  • in 2018, thanks to a fantastic community support and very successful Kickstarter, we forked XenServer to deliver a fully Open Source turnkey hypervisor. And this is just a start!

We were also with Xen developers to celebrate this anniversary, during the Open Source Summit in Scotland. It is always great to talk and work with Xen contributors!

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Lars Kurth doing his talk ""Xen Project 15 Years Down the Line: Thinking Outside of the Conceived Tech Comfort Zone"

This is also the occasion to announce that XCP-ng is committed to contribute to the Xen project. Details and big news will be given in the next weeks, so hang on ;)


Olivier Lambert

Vates CEO & co-founder, Xen Orchestra and XCP-ng project creator. Enthusiast entrepreneur and Open Source advocate. A very happy Finnish Lapphund owner.