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Xen Project User Summit 2013 - Sessions Announced

The Xen Project has announced the sessions for the 2013 Xen Project User Summit to be held in conjunction with Linuxcon North America next month in New Orleans. This is the first time that the the Xen hypervisor team will be having a conference focused entirely on the users of the Xen hypervisor. 

Xen Project User Summit 2013

Keynote Address: Xen: This is not your Dad’s hypervisor!

Demetrious Coulis, Senior Principal Product Manager of CA AppLogi will deliver the keynote address.  He will explain why Xen’s strengths are critical for powering CA AppLogic and platforms like OpenStack.

Featured Talk: Free yourself from the tyranny of your cloud provider!

Greg Kroah-Hartman, maintainer of the stable branch of the Linux kernel (among a mass of other things), will discuss how using kexec in a paravirtualized user domain, with no changes to the control Domain or Xen itself, can allow you to boot your own kernel, no matter what the hosting provider is forcing you to run.

Scheduled Talks

Here are some of the talks scheduled for the event. 

  • Xen for Beginners by Bryan Smith of Tacit Labs, Inc.
  • Xen, XenServer, and XAPI: What’s the Difference? by James Bulpin and Russell Pavlicek of Citrix Systems
  • ARM Servers and Xen – Hypervisor support at Hyperscale by Larry Wikelius of Calxeda
  • Bringing Xen Dom0 to CentOS-6 by Karanbir Singh of the CentOS Project
  • Free yourself from the tyranny of your cloud provider! by Greg Kroah-Hartman of the Linux Foundation
  • Xen Orchestra (XAPI and XenServer from the web) by Olivier Lambert of Vates
  • Network Multi-tenancy in Xen-based Clouds by Chiradeep Vittal of Citrix Systems
  • Building the Rackspace Open Cloud with XenServer and OpenStack by John Garbutt of Rackspace
  • Coalfire Systems’ Navis Lighthouse Gen 2 – Security Audit Appliance by Grant McWilliams of Coalfire Systems
  • Ceph, Xen, and CloudStack: Semper Melior by Patrick McGarry of Inktank

The schedule is subject to change due to speaker availability.  As the User Summit is co-located with LinuxCon North America and CloudOpen North America, you can find the full schedule with times and descriptions on the LinuxCon NA Schedule page.

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    Ben Ross Thursday, 09 January 2014

    I think it's great news to finally focus on Xen hypervisor users. There are many of us out there that are desperately wishing for these advanced summits! Thank you, Ben Ross.

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Citrix supports the open source community via developer support and evangeslism. We have a number of developers and evangelists that participate actively in the open source community in Apache Cloudstack, OpenDaylight, Xen Project and XenServer. We also conduct educational activities via the Build A Cloud events held all over the world.