Today xen.org announced a significant expansion of its charter – the Xen Cloud Platform – with support from the key Xen contributors and project advisory board members, the Linux Foundation and some of the Industry’s largest enterprise cloud providers.
The new initiative will unite the Xen community in the delivery of a complete virtual infrastructure platform designed to enable cloud providers to offer rich, enterprise-class infrastructure services.
Why is Xen.org doing this? Is it an act of desperation or capitulation? Is KVM about to eat Xen’s lunch? Does the Xen community fear a “v” imprinted on every Cloud? Having spent the week before VMWorld briefing press and analysts on our intentions, and getting a read of their views, it’s likely that a few will see this as a reactive move. But several of the leading journalists and analysts have correctly analyzed our intentions, which I hope to explain in more detail here.
Complete post at http://community.citrix.com/display/ocb/2009/08/31/The+Xen+Cloud+Project.