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Virtualization: Another Xen based start-up called Thinsy

Go see their products:

The EnSpeed VM Software provides the capability to run unmodified guest OSes such as Windows, in a cluster of Physical Machines (VMM Servers). The following Enterprise grade features are provided, all on Physical Machines with Direct Attached Storage, i.e. no SAN or NAS hardware is required.
  • High Availability Backup for VMs to failover to a secondary VMM, should the primary VMM server fail – all without SAN or NAS external storage.
  • Live Migration of powered up VMs from the primary VMM server to the backup VMM server.
  • VM Snapshots -- enables full backups, without powering off the VM
  • Daily Incremental backup of VMs – without powering off the VM.

The EnSpeed VM Family of software consists of the EnSpeed Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) server and EnSpeed VM Orchestrator.

The EnSpeed VMM server is a Xen based Virtualization server that is installed on bare hardware, i.e. it does not require a hosting OS.

The EnSpeed VM Orchestrator is a web server hosted application accessible using a standard web browser with java. It provides the following functionality:

  • Create and load Virtual Machines onto EnSpeed Virtual Machine Monitor Servers. The Virtual Machines are created using Virtual Appliance Images stored in the Orchestrator’s Virtual Appliance Library
  • Power On/Off of Virtual Machines loaded onto the EnSpeed Virtual Machine Monitor Servers.
  • Open a remote console to the Virtual Machine within a web browser window.
  • Take a snapshot of a running VM, in order to download a full backup. This is done without powering off the VM.
  • Download incremental backup images of the VM

The Orchestrator contains the following major components:

  • A database of physical machines (the PhysicalMachine database) running Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) server software
  • A Virtual Appliance Library. Each Virtual Appliance is a collection of Virtual Disk files, and an xml file describing the Virtual Machine.
  • A database of virtual machines (the VirtualMachine database) created and loaded onto one or more of the Physical Machines in the PhysicalMachine database

Everyone is forking on Xen to come up with their products. This marketplace is about to get crowded (if it already isn't)

See them here.


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