The following URL is for a paper that we wrote on "Container-based Operating
System Virtualization: A Scalable, High-performance alternative to
Hypervisors." At the performance, scale, and isolation level it compares
vserver with xen. We chose vserver simply because we use it on 600+ servers
for PlanetLab (www.planet-lab.org). The comparison is primarily between
container-based OSes (like vserver, virtuozzo, openvz, etc.) with
hypervisor-based systems (like xen, vmware esx, etc.).
The paper is in draft form at the moment, but was submitted to the USENIX
Operating System Design and Implementation conference. We plan to make
updates to the paper periodically, especially to section 3. You'll see what
I mean when you read that.
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Received on Tue May 2 17:07:58 2006