Finalizing the migration for older Xen based virtual servers
Jonathan - Engineering
Moving forward: Finalizing the transition from Xen to KVM
Several years ago, we embraced the future of virtualization technology by shifting from Xen to the more advanced and scalable KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) virtualization software. Since then, all our virtual servers have been running under KVM, leveraging its superior performance and reliability. However, we've continued to support our older Xen platform for our long-standing clients.
Why we chose KVM over Xen
The transition to KVM was driven by its robust features, including improved efficiency, scalability, and security. KVM's ability to adapt to the latest technological advancements made it an obvious choice for us, ensuring our clients always have access to top-tier virtual server technology.
Supporting all clients through the transition
While we ceased deploying new Windows and Linux virtual servers on Xen years ago, we understand the importance of maintaining service continuity for our clients. We've continued supporting the older Xen platform to ensure a smooth transition for everyone. However, to streamline our operations and concentrate our efforts on providing the best service and performance, it's time to fully transition away from Xen.
Assisting clients with migration to KVM
Starting mid-2024, we will be assisting clients who are still hosted on Xen hypervisors to migrate to the more modern KVM platform. Our team is committed to making this migration process as smooth and seamless as possible, providing the necessary support and resources every step of the way.
How to get a KVM based virtual servers
Be aware that if you still have some Xen based virtual servers, deploying new ones based on KVM is easy. You don't have to choose anything during the deployment process. Any virtual server deployed over the last few years are automatically hosted on our KVM based hypervisor servers.
Unfortunately, there is no direct way to migrate a Xen based virtual server to a KVM based one. The process would be to deploy a new virtual server and manually transition to the new one.
Why are we making this transition?
By consolidating our services under KVM, we can focus our attention on a single, cutting-edge platform, ensuring the best performance, security, and features for all our clients. If you're currently using a Xen-based server and are ready to discuss the transition process or if you want to learn more about the advantages of KVM, please log in to our portal at https://portal.serverpoint.com. We're here to guide you through every aspect of the upgrade.