Xen - Open Source Virtualization
The Xen hypervisor is a layer of software running directly on computer hardware replacing the operating system thereby allowing the computer hardware to run multiple guest operating systems concurrently. It suppors x86, x86-64, Itanium, Power PC, and ARM processors allow the Xen hypervisor to run on a wide variety of computing devices.
With Xen virtualization, a thin software layer known as the Xen hypervisor is inserted between the server's hardware and the operating system. This provides an abstraction layer that allows each physical server to run one or more "virtual servers", effectively decoupling the operating system and its applications from the underlying physical server.
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Libvirt is collection of software that provides a convenient way to manage virtual machines and other virtualization functionality, such as storage and network interface management. These software pieces include an API library, a daemon (libvirtd), and a command line utility (virsh). It provides a single way to manage multiple different virtualization providers/hypervisors like Xen, OpenVZ, VirualBox, Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor, VMware.
Proxmox Virtual Environment is a powerful Open Source Server Virtualization Platform, based on KVM and OpenVZ. It gives you near-bare-metal performance and leading scalability for your workloads. You can virtualize even the most demanding application workloads. It supports 32 bit and 64 bit Windows and Linux servers.
Ganeti is a cluster virtual server management software tool built on top of existing virtualization technologies such as Xen or KVM and other Open Source software. It requires pre-installed virtualization software on your servers in order to function. Once installed, the tool will take over the management part of the virtual instances (Xen DomU), e.g. disk creation management, operating system installation for these instances and startup, shutdown, failover between physical systems.
Zentyal is a Linux Small Business Server, good alternative Windows Business Server. Zentyal can act as a Gateway, Infrastructure Manager, Unified Threat Manager, Office Server, Unified Communication Server or a combination of them. It is built on Ubuntu Linux distribution. This package includes LDAP server, Mail server, Firewall, Network infrastructure, VPN support, Web server, File server, Print server, FTP server, Groupware, VoIP server, Virtual Machines management and lot more.
nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. It supports accelerated reverse proxying with caching, simple load balancing and fault tolerance, SSL and TLS SNI support, Name-based and IP-based virtual servers and lot more.
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Apache web server is most popular and widely used web servers. Its features could be extended using modules. mod_proxy is a proxy module, mod_ssl provides ssl support, mod_rewrite provides URL rewriting etc. Virtual hosting is supported. Multiple websites could be accessed from single web server.
GNU Classpath provides core class libraries for use with virtual machines and compilers for the java programming language. GNU Classpath 1.0 will be fully compatible with the 1.1 and 1.2 API specifications, in addition to having significant compatibility with the 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6 APIs.