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So whatever happened to Xen?

But now that Novell and Red Hat have both been shipping Xen in their commercial Linux distributions for some months, things have grown eerily quiet. Sure, there is still product news coming out of the Xen vendors, and we'll get to that in a moment. But what I'd really like to know is - who's actually using this stuff in production? And I mean actual end-user organizations, not ISPs or hosters. Based on the absence of Xen-related chatter, my guess is that production users of Xen are still few and far between.

Xen has a long way to go and Microsoft has a much longer way to go. Much much longer.

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PS: Kris Buytaert responds to the Xen issue...

This is where you go wrong.. you don't know what they are using it for. They might be using Xen in a production environment at a huge bank or telco, not telling you because they are perfectly happy with the way it is running. Nobody will ever see a dime (apart from the guys paycheck) for having implemented 200 CentOS based Xen servers. But they are there (trust me I know they are there..) and both VMWare and XenSource are loosing business there, altough probably not the business they want. Are these deployments showing up in any sales figures ready to compare the "sales" of Xen vs the sales of VMWare ? No , and they never will...

Check out the response here.


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