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XenSource gets $6 million in funding

Open Source virtualisation gets backing
Thu Jan 13 2005, 15:06
VENTURE CAPITALISTS have poured $6 million into Xensource, an open source initiative to push the adoption of Xen virtualisation technology.

Xen is a hypervisor distributed through the Open Source method. It's available at no cost, and the firm claims it offers "near native" performance for virtualised applications.

Founders of Xen include Cambridge University's Ian Pratt, Nick Gault, and Moshe Bar.

Pratt and his co-founders at Cambridge Uni will continue to develop the technology, but representatives of Kleiner Perkins Caulfield Byers and Sevin Rosen Funds, the venture capitalists, will join XenSource's board of directors. µ


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