The Xen.org community, home of the open source Xen hypervisor, announced today the availability of Xen Cloud Platform (XCP) 1.0. XCP 1.0 provides a full-featured virtualization platform solution from bare metal including the Xen hypervisor, network and storage support, and a management stack. This platform is a perfect complement to the OpenStack cloud infrastructure solution by providing the virtualization layer for a complete open source cloud stack from bare metal to cloud orchestration software.
The release of XCP 1.0 enables the Xen community to leverage the industry leading Xen hypervisor in creating a virtualization platform for the OpenStack community. Citrix Systems, a leader in the OpenStack and Xen communities, enabled not just the Xen hypervisor but also tightly integrated XCP 1.0 with OpenStack Compute and OpenStack Object Storage. This newly available joint solution provides solution providers building public and private clouds an opportunity to fully deploy a complete open source solution for their customers and employees.
Not only are the two communities actively working together to ensure a quality customer solution, but Xen.org is also taking a leading role in the governance of OpenStack with Ewan Mellor participating as a member of the OpenStack Project Oversight Committee. Ewan’s leadership role in OpenStack provides the community with an experienced open source and enterprise developer helping to guide the technology and development process.
Finally, the two projects have also submitted a joint paper proposal for OSCON 2011; “Achieving Hybrid Cloud Mobility with OpenStack and XCP” from Paul Voccio at Rackspace and Todd Deshane at Xen.org. The connection between these two open source communities is off to a great start and we look forward to more alignment in the future as open source cloud computing becomes a significant player in the industry.
You can obtain XCP 1.0 here.