What is Xen?
It is a hypervisor using a microkernel design, providing services that allow multiple computer operating systems to execute on the same computer hardware concurrently. It was developed by the Linux Foundation and is supported by Intel.
Xen is a tool in the Virtualization Platform category of a tech stack.
Xen is an open source tool with 211 GitHub stars and 156 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Xen's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Xen?
6 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Xen.
AWS Lambda, Datadog, Kubernetes, Azure Kubernetes Service, and Spring Data are some of the popular tools that integrate with Xen. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with Xen.
Why developers like Xen?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Xen
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- Xen 4.10 or Newer
- Toolstack and Tools
- Interoperability / Hardware Support
- Device Models and Virtual Firmware.
Xen Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Xen?
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