Supporting Statements from Xen Project Contributors
"AMD is focused on providing customers with choice and we view Xen as key to a healthy open source virtualization ecosystem. We are excited that The Linux Foundation is adopting Xen as a project," said Leendert van Doorn, Corporate Fellow, AMD. “As the host for the world’s largest collaborative development project, Linux, The Linux Foundation is in the most natural position to host and facilitate advances in a variety of open source technologies.”
"The Xen hypervisor is the foundation of every successful public cloud service today. In addition it delivers virtual infrastructure to thousands of enterprise private clouds, hosting mission critical server and virtual desktop workloads," said Ian Pratt, chairman of xen.org. "Now Xen is set to transform the security and manageability of PCs and mobile devices. It is important for such a strategic piece of software to be properly managed on behalf of the industry, and it's transition into The Linux Foundation marks an important milestone for the community and gives all vendors the confidence they need to be sure that Xen will continue to be developed and supported for the benefit of all."
“The Xen Project is essential to enabling ARM-based servers to improve data center efficiency,” said Larry Wikelius, Co-Founder and VP Software, Calxeda. “We’re looking forward to actively contributing to the future of the Xen Project and collaborating with our peers and The Linux Foundation on this work.”
"Cisco has been developing and offering consistent virtualized and cloud solutions across multiple hypervisors for enterprises and service providers and considers Xen to be an essential component of the Cisco solutions," said Saravan Rajendran, Vice President & General Manager, Cloud Networking and Services Group, Cisco. "Inclusion of Xen as an open source project in the Linux Foundation will bring collaboration and industry support to propel innovation and greater adoption."
"Bringing Xen into The Linux Foundation will foster greater innovation around virtualization," said Jay Williams, VP of Product Management at CA Technologies, a member of the Xen Project. "This innovation will be of particular benefit to users of solutions such as CA AppLogic, which has always leveraged the power of Xen in order to provide greater value and flexibility to our customers and partners."
“As one of the founding members of the Xen Project, Intel has long been a leading contributor to open source virtualization. Intel strives to ensure that the Xen environment powered by Intel® Architecture delivers exceptional performance, scalability, reliability, security, and power efficiency. Adding Xen as a Linux Foundation Collaborative project allows the community to benefit from important open source events and initiatives,” said Imad Sousou, Vice President for Intel’s Software and Services Group and General Manager for Intel Open Source Technology Center.
“The Xen Project and the community that supports and participates in its development thrives from collaboration across a diverse group of companies and individuals,” said Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle. “The Linux Foundation will provide a vendor-neutral forum for the project in which that collaboration can expand and deliver benefits for everyone.”
“The Xen Project is an important collaborative effort that Samsung supports,” said Sang-bum Suh, Vice President, Samsung. “We’re looking forward to working with The Linux Foundation and other members in the months ahead on the Xen Project.”
“Open source software and collaboration results in market growth and increased innovation,” said Chris Drumgoole, Senior Vice President, Verizon Terremark. “Verizon Terremark is committed to participating in open source communities and collaborative development efforts that benefit the entire industry and we see the Xen Project as one of those priority projects.”