Monthly Archives: February 2008

Xen Hosting Solutions – Server Axis

When I started the Xen Blog site, I reached out to several Xen hosting companies and ended up using Slicehost. I wanted to acknowledge one of the other companies that responded to my request but was not selected. Note, the selection of Slicehost was not a decision made on technology so I strongly recommend both companies as great Xen hosting solutions.  

Server Axis virtual servers offer a complete replacement for low to mid range

dedicated servers using paravirtualization technologies. Features

include a web-based control interface for immediate server reboots and OS

reinstallation. Our virtual dedicated servers (VDS) are hosted on machines

built with quality high performance components such as multi-core AMD Opteron

processors, Tyan mainboards, Corsair memory, 3ware raid controllers, and

Western Digital hard drives. Solutions available for servers requiring up to

4GB of dedicated memory and 400GB of disk space with your choice of Linux



Server Axis Virtual Servers –


Xen Hypervisor Case Studies

I am starting a new community initiative to collect and write Xen hypervisor case studies to demonstrate the variety of ways that the Xen hypervisor is leveraged in the IT world. The initial case study is from a Swedish company, ATG: ATG Case Study Feb 29, 2008

I have created a new section in the Wiki to store all the case studies that the community or I create. You can get to the Wiki case study section here.  Please feel free to create your own case study and upload into the Wiki site or contact me at if you would like my assistance. Having an updated collection of case studies is a great way for the community to show the power and capabilities of the Xen hypervisor.

History of Xen – Architecture

As I continue to learn more about Xen, I find it interesting to read old documents that show the transformation of Xen from a research project at Cambridge University to the current leading open source hypervisor technology. A great link form Cambridge University is available with a collection of documents and presentations. I would like to highlight two documents that I found worth reading:

Introducing myself

As the title said, I’ll use this post to introduce myself to the Xen Community Blog: I’m a 25 years old networking engineer student (just one semester left!) and I’m also a Linux geek. I’m from Chile, and I met Xen about a year ago. Since then I’ve been studying about it and, obviously, working with it. I’m working as a Network and Security Administrator at Coorditel.

Right now I’m finishing a “virtualization project” that aims a 8 to 1 server consolidation. It’s been nice to work with Xen, and I can say that we are the first chilean enterprise that uses virtualization in its data center.

I hope my growing experience could be useful to the community. Experience that will be blogged here and also in my own blog :-)

My first post on the new blog!

So, here I am, writing my first post on the new blog. The idea here is to give us developers working around Xen somewhere where we can publish information on what we’re doing, etc. This is something of a first for me since I’ve never really had my own blog before! I hope to use this to discuss my progress with various Xen-related projects and to share information with interested third parties. If I get enough interest, I may also try posting interesting bits of news from the mailing list, articles describing particular bits of Xen-related technology, etc.

I’ll be following up Real Soon Now with what I hope will be some interesting details about things I’ve been working on.