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Free/libre and 100% community backed version of XenServer
212 backers pledged €38,531 to help bring this project to life.

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XCP-ng will be an open source alternative to Citrix XenServer. Our first prototype (and proof of concept) is already functional.

Currently, XenServer is a turnkey virtualization platform, distributed as a distribution (based on CentOS). It comes with a feature rich toolstack, called XAPI. Vast majority of XenServer code is Open Source.

But since XenServer 7.3, Citrix removed a lot of features from it. The goal of XCP-ng is to make a fully community backed version of XenServer, without any feature restrictions.

We also aim to create a real ecosystem, not depending on one company only. Simple equation: the more we are, the healthier is the environment.

The initial release of XCP-ng and the primary goal of this Kickstarter campaign: deliver a simple yet functional release.

ETA: Q1 2018 (end of March)

Automation and documentation for building XCP-ng packages, creating the ISO and/or the RPM repo (and more).

ETA: Q2 2018

Insert community code into XCP-ng project to improve the solution and go beyond.

ETA: Q3 2018

This stretch goal aims to create a bigger team dedicated to the project in order to deliver the solution faster, and improve the overall quality of XCP-ng!

The biggest reward of this whole campaign is of course the participation to the creation and success of an entirely open source alternative to Citrix XenServer that you will have the opportunity to use at absolutely no cost.

But, as a pledger for this campaign, you are special! You are joining the journey at the very beginning of it and for this, we want to express our gratitude with more than simple words!

Thanks for your participation! (Ok - this level will be simple words)

You will be informed about the evolution of the campaign and about the XCP-ng next steps.

 Get 2x XCP-ng shiny stickers for your laptop or your server!

sticker preview (not the final one)
sticker preview (not the final one)

Show everyone the great taste you have with the XCP-ng T-shirt.

+ All previous rewards

T-shirt preview (not the final one)
T-shirt preview (not the final one)

Your morning coffee (or tea!) will never be better than in the XCP-ng mug!

+ All previous rewards

Mug preview (not the final one)
Mug preview (not the final one)

A special XCP-ng USB key, ready to boot!

+ All the previous rewards

Your company is interested into XCP-ng? We thought about you as well.

Become an official sponsor of XCP-ng and get your logo (and link) on the dedicated partner page of the website.

As a Silver Sponsor, your logo will be printed on flyers and posters we are doing for XCP-ng

As a gold sponsor, you will have access to a special (and exclusive) channel to discuss with the people actively working on XCP-ng. 

You get 2 votes regarding the roadmap of the project (for phase 3)

You will also be informed on a regular basis about the evolution of the project.

As a Platinum sponsor, you will have access to a special (and exclusive) channel to discuss with the people actively working on XCP-ng.

You get 3 votes regarding the roadmap of the project (for phase 3)

You will also be informed on a regular basis about the evolution of the project.

The money will be managed transparently (ie publicly), on the XCP meta-repo. Priorities are to bootstrap the project quickly, and produce documentation to let everyone be able to build it. In order to do that, here is how the money will be used, in priority to:

  • compensate people time directly contributing (with XenServer/XAPI/CentOS experience)
  • pay for various project hosting fees
  • communicate around it

Companies

  • Vates (Xen Orchestra editor)
  • Zentific
  • Your company if you sponsor it!

People

  • Olivier (Xen Orchestra project founder)
  • John Else (contractor, former XAPI dev)
  • Nick Couchman
  • Jon Sands
  • Mike Hidalgo

Risks and challenges

With a software development project like this one (involving various pieces of existing code), the biggest risk and challenge is inevitably shipping on time.

To combat delays, we'll be setting regular milestones and work with people with previous developer experience on XenServer, XAPI and CentOS.

This biggest challenge will be to deliver a simple upgrade path from XenServer and also give a seamless experience to go from a CentOS to XCP-ng (via RPM repository).

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Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge €10 or more About US$ 11

    Thank you!

    Thank you for taking part into the XCP-ng journey!

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    Pledge €20 or more About $23

    Shiny stickers

    Get 2x XCP-ng shiny stickers for your laptop or your server!

    Includes:
    • XCP-ng stickers
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  3. Select this reward

    Pledge €50 or more About $57

    Badass T-shirt

    Show everyone the great style you have with the awesome XCP-ng T-shirt

    Includes:
    • XCP-ng T-shirt
    • XCP-ng stickers
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    Pledge €80 or more About $91

    The perfect mug

    Your coffee will never taste better than in the XCP-ng mug.

    Includes:
    • XCP-ng mug
    • XCP-ng stickers
    • XCP-ng T-shirt
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  5. Select this reward

    Pledge €150 or more About $170

    Get the key

    Get a XCP-ng USB key ready to boot!

    Includes:
    • XCP-ng USB key
    • XCP-ng mug
    • XCP-ng stickers
    • XCP-ng T-shirt
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  6. Select this reward

    Pledge €500 or more About US$ 567

    Sponsor

    Become an official sponsor of the project and get your logo and link into our partner page.

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    Pledge €1,000 or more About US$ 1,135

    Silver Sponsor

    Your logo will appear on the printed communication we are doing around XCP-ng (flyers, posters...)

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  8. Select this reward

    Pledge €2,000 or more About US$ 2,270

    Gold Sponsor

    Special access to exclusive dev-channel to discuss with the people actually involved in the realization of XCP-ng.

    In addition, you will get 2 votes for the roadmap regarding the 3rd phase of the project.

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    Pledge €5,000 or more About US$ 5,674

    Platinum Sponsor

    Same as the gold sponsor.

    In addition, you will get 3 votes for the roadmap regarding the 3rd phase of the project.

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Funding period

- (32 days)