virtualization


Mar 15, 2016

KVM Update

How’s KVM going? KVM became the default hypervisor for new Linode customers six months ago, and it’s been going great. Since KVM’s introduction last summer, customers have created over 500,000 KVM Linodes with over 3 million launches. It’s been very stable, it’s been very fast. Our service has improved reliability and uptime because it’s running a simpler […]

Announcements, Upgrades, Virtualization
Jun 16, 2015

Linode turns 12! Here’s some KVM!

Happy 12th birthday to us! Welp, time keeps on slippin’ into the future, and we find ourselves turning 12 years old today. To celebrate, we’re kicking off the next phase of Linode’s transition from Xen to KVM by making KVM Linodes generally available, starting today. Better performance, versatility, and faster booting Using identical hardware, KVM Linodes are much […]

Upgrades, Virtualization
Mar 28, 2008

Linodes in Xen

It’s official — Xen is now live at Linode. It’s been a long road, almost four years in fact, but, with the help of our community, the most recent beta program has finally proven Xen to be ready for action. What does Xen mean for you? Xen has less overhead compared to UML. Xen Linodes […]

Announcements, Linode Manager, Virtualization
Feb 20, 2007

Jeff Dike and Christopher Aker interviewed by VSM

Podcast: The Return of User-Mode Linux [url=http://www.virtual-strategy.com/]Virtual Strategy Magazine[/url] speaks with Jeff Dike, author and maintainer of User-Mode Linux and Christopher Aker, president of Linode, a hosting company that offers virtual machines running on UML. Article: http://www.virtual-strategy.com/article/articleview/1874/1/64/ MP3: http://virtual-strategy.com/podcasts/2007-02-13_UML_Linode.mp3 I’ll provide a transcript in the next few days for those that requested it. -Chris

Linode, Virtualization
Jun 30, 2004

Jeff Dike now Full-Time on UML development

[quote]The first bit of news is that as of last Monday, I am working for Intel. They generously offered a full-time position, off-site, with my time mostly spent on UML. This basically means that UML is no longer a part-time, after-hours thing for me, so we should start seeing more work happening on it, especially […]

Virtualization
May 28, 2004

Request for Testing – SYSEMU Performance Patches

I’m looking for just a few Linode 64 users currently on hosts in the Fremont datacenter (host9 and up) to help test a new performance patch to the host and UML. UML works by using ptrace, a function of Linux to intercept system calls made by applications. When your UML makes a system call, the […]

Virtualization
Jan 11, 2004

RFT: “ubd=mmap” experimental config option

Request for Testing! I would appreciate it if some of you would test a new option which changes the way UML writes to your filesystem files, and post your experiences here. Normally, UML uses the standard open/close read/write library calls. The problem with this is that it duplicates data in the host’s page cache, and […]

Virtualization