January 20-22, 2012, Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel

Xen in the Cloud

Lars Kurth


In 2012, the Xen project will be 10 years old and is a project which has been used by many successful vendors to build successful businesses. This talk will give an overview of the various Xen projects and the Xen community. The talk will cover: 1) The PVOPS project (Xen support in the Linux 3.x kernel): where we are, where we are going and what that means for you 2) New features and changes to the hypervisor project 3) Exciting developments in the XCP project, which is changing rapidly driven by project Kronos to support the needs of cloud orchestration projects such as CloudStack, OpenNebula and OpenStack. 4) An update of the Xen ARM project and where it is going, with a particular view on ARM's virtualisation extensions and ARM based servers. 5) Efforts to make use of advanced security features such as disaggregation that are already in use for client virtualization (QubesOS and XenClient), but have big potential for server virtualization to better support the security needs of the cloud The talk will also explain how you contribute and get engaged with Xen projects.