re: Virtualization And The Apple Effect
Our intention is definitely not to minimize Xen, but merely to point out that vulnerabilities like this are coming main stream. And while the public cloud has had to worry about security pretty much from the word go, security awareness in the private cloud is a different story altogether because of complacency in the face of few if any demonstrated viable exploits. When we survey IT professionals, we see a large majority building private clouds to avoid the perceived trust, privacy and reliability issues associated with public cloud services.
The Xen community response to CVE-2012-0217 has been amazing, but it's still a call to arms for technology warriors. Thank you for the informative comment!