Xen

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The Xen Pro­ject is one of the lead­ing open source vir­tu­al­i­sa­tion plat­forms. The Xen hy­per­vi­sor is li­censed un­der GPLv2. Like many of its com­peti­tors, Xen is also avail­able in a com­mer­cial form from Citrix. Or­a­cle VM is an­other com­mer­cial im­ple­men­ta­tion of Xen. The Xen Pro­ject plat­form sup­ports many cloud plat­forms such as Opens­tack, Clouds­tack, etc. The Xen hy­per­vi­sor pro­vides an ef­fi­cient and se­cure fea­ture set for vir­tu­al­i­sa­tion of X86, IA64, ARM and other CPU ar­chi­tec­tures, and has been used to vir­tu­alise a wide range of guest op­er­at­ing sys­tems, in­clud­ing Win­dows, Linux, So­laris and var­i­ous ver­sions of the BSD op­er­at­ing sys­tems.

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