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Thursday, March 27 • 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Xen Project 4.4: Features and Futures - Russell Pavlicek, Citrix

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The 4.4 release of Xen Project is no minor "point" release of software. This latest release from the original enterprise-ready Open Source hypervisor contains some important additions, most notably the arrival of the new experimental PVH mode. Dubbed Paravirtualized Hardware mode, PVH represents a new leap in paravirtualization: Paravirtualization within a hardware container, resulting in potentially higher performance.

Beyond PVH, Xen Project is also making inroads in other areas. Recent enhancements include additional support for the ARM architecture, improved FreeBSD support, additional libvirt support for the libxenlight toolstack, the release of Mirage OS 1.0, and more.

The presentation will conclude with an overview of planned future enhancements, as well as a summary of some of the newest technologies to become interested in the Xen Hypervisor.

Anyone with an interest in hypervisors, virtualization, or clouds should attend.

This presentation will allow people who use hypervisors to learn about the new capabilities of Xen, and potentially improve their virtualization and cloud implementations. Furthermore, the future directions can help organizations make better forward-looking plans and decisions.  

Russell Pavlicek

Xen Project Evangelist, Citrix
Russell Pavlicek has been a speaker at over 50 open source conferences. A Linux user since 1995, he was an Open Source columnist for Infoworld and Processor magazines, as well as a former panelist on The Linux Show weekly webcast. He is author of one book on Open Source, with over 150 published pieces. He began working with cloud technologies before the term "cloud" was coined. With over 20 years of software consulting and delivery experience, he... Read More →

Thursday March 27, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Salon C

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