."> A company called XenSource Inc. was formed to productize the Xen technology, but it has yet to release any services or products. Well be interested to see if XenSource has a more mature Xen up its sleeve. In addition, forthcoming hardware platform additions from Intel Corp. and AMD promise to enable the Xen approach to work with unmodified operating systems, such as Microsoft Corp.s Windows .For Xen truly to realize its potential, however, it will need solid participation from Linux distributors, the BSDs and Sun Microsystems Inc., which has trumpeted eventual support for Xen. The technology also requires much better packaging and integration not only for creating and running instances but also for managing them. Senior Analyst Jason Brooks can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest utility computing news, reviews and analysis.
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