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Xen - Open Source Virtualization

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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.

OpenNX - ALternative to NoMachine NX client

  •    C++

OpenNX is an open source drop in replacement for NoMachine's NX client. It is compatible to the original client in that it uses the same syntax for the session configuration files (.nxs files). It uses NX technology for providing a remote desktop display. It has ability to use the OpenSC framework, Ability to use a variety of different proxy types and lot more.

firecracker - Secure and fast microVMs for serverless computing.

  •    Rust

Our mission is to enable secure, multi-tenant, minimal-overhead execution of container and function workloads. Read more about the Firecracker Charter here.

Open vSwitch - Multilayer Virtual Switch

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Open vSwitch is well suited to function as a virtual switch in VM environments. In addition to exposing standard control and visibility interfaces to the virtual networking layer, it was designed to support distribution across multiple physical servers. Open vSwitch supports multiple Linux-based virtualization technologies including Xen/XenServer, KVM, and VirtualBox.




kubevirt - Kubernetes Virtualization API and runtime in order to define and manage virtual machines.

  •    Go

KubeVirt is a virtual machine management add-on for Kubernetes. The aim is to provide a common ground for virtualization solutions on top of Kubernetes. Note: KubeVirt is a heavy work in progress.

kernel virtual machine

  •    C

KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). It consists of a loadable kernel module, kvm.ko, that provides the core virtualization infrastructure and a processor specific module, kvm-intel.ko or kvm-amd.ko. Using KVM, one can run multiple virtual machines running unmodified Linux or Windows images. Each virtual machine has private virtualized hardware: a network card, disk, graphics adapter, etc.

Spice - Solution for interaction with Virtualized Desktop Devices

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The Spice project aims to provide a complete open source solution for interaction with virtualized desktop devices. Its main focus is to provide high-quality remote access to QEMU virtual machine. Seeking to help break down the barriers to virtualization adoption by overcoming traditional desktop virtualization challenges, emphasizing user experience. For this purpose, Red Hat introduced the SPICE remote computing protocol that is used for Spice client-server communication.

Libvirt - The virtualization API

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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.


OpenSwitch - Linux-based network operating system (NOS) platform

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OpenSwitch provides an abstraction of hardware devices of network switch platforms in a Linux OS environment. It uses standard open source software including an ONIE installer, and an unmodified Linux kernel based on Debian Jessie distribution. It provides an object-centric API for application development to implement custom applications using a well-defined object model, and set of programmatic APIs.

Sheepdog - Distributed Storage System for QEMU

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Sheepdog is a distributed object storage system for volume and container services and manages the disks and nodes intelligently. Sheepdog features ease of use, simplicity of code and can scale out to thousands of nodes. The block level volume abstraction can be attached to QEMU virtual machines and Linux SCSI Target and supports advanced volume management features such as snapshot, cloning, and thin provisioning.

Proxmox - Virtualization Platform

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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.

Archipel - Virtual Machine Orchestration

  •    Python

Archipel is a solution to manage and supervise virtual machines. No matter if you have a few locally on your computer or thousands through data centers, Archipel is a central solution to manage them all. You can perform all basic virtualization commands and many other things like live migration, VMCasts, packages, etc. Use it with KVM, Xen, OpenVZ, VirtualBox, and mix them all if you want to.

Flatpak - The future of Application Distribution

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Flatpak is the next-generation technology for building and installing desktop applications. It has the power to revolutionize the Linux desktop ecosystem. Flatpak (formerly xdg-app) is a software utility for software deployment, package management, and application virtualization for Linux desktop computers. It provides a sandbox environment in which users can run applications in isolation from the rest of the system.

runtime - OCI (Open Containers Initiative) compatible runtime using Virtual Machines

  •    Go

cc-runtime is the next generation of Intel® Clear Containers runtime. This tool, henceforth referred to simply as "the runtime", builds upon the virtcontainers project to provide a high-performance standards-compliant runtime that creates hardware-virtualized containers which leverage Intel's VT-x technology.

see - Sandboxed Execution Environment

  •    Python

Sandboxed Execution Environment (SEE) is a framework for building test automation in secured Environments. The Sandboxes, provided via libvirt, are customizable allowing high degree of flexibility. Different type of Hypervisors (Qemu, VirtualBox, LXC) can be employed to run the Test Environments.

Free NX - Next Generation Remote Display

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NX is an exciting new technology for remote display. It provides near local speed application responsiveness over high latency, low bandwidth links. The core libraries for NX are provided by NoMachine under the GPL. FreeNX is a GPL implementation of the NX Server and NX Client Components.

firecracker-containerd - firecracker-containerd enables containerd to manage containers as Firecracker microVMs

  •    Go

This repository enables the use of a container runtime, containerd, to manage Firecracker microVMs. Like traditional containers, Firecracker microVMs offer fast start-up and shut-down and minimal overhead. Unlike traditional containers, however, they can provide an additional layer of isolation via the KVM hypervisor. To maintain compatibility with the container ecosystem, where possible, we use container standards such as the OCI image format.

QEMU - Machine Emulator and Virtualizer

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QEMU is a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer. When used as a machine emulator, QEMU can run OSes and programs made for one machine (e.g. an ARM board) on a different machine (e.g. your own PC). By using dynamic translation, it achieves very good performance.

XCP-ng - A turnkey open source virtualization platform

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XCP-ng is a virtualization platform based on Xen Source and Citrix® Hypervisor (formerly XenServer). XCP-ng stands for Xen Cloud Platform - New Generation and is a tribute to the old Open Source project XCP, which was abandoned when XenServer was open-sourced in 2013.

vic - Integrated containers engine on vSphere

  •    Go

vSphere Integrated Containers Engine (VIC Engine) is a container runtime for vSphere, allowing developers familiar with Docker to develop in containers and deploy them alongside traditional VM-based workloads on vSphere clusters, and allowing for these workloads to be managed through the vSphere UI in a way familiar to existing vSphere admins.See VIC Engine Architecture for a high level overview.





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