Talking to Roger of Citrix about now and Xen

Last month at the Interop/Web 2.0 I was able to drag Citrix’s  Roger Klorese away from booth duty for an interview.  Roger is a Sr. Director at Citrix who works on Xen server and the Essentials product family.  Here is what he had to say:

Some of the topics Roger tackles

  • What Roger has been focusing on this year — Free Xen server.  Launching the offering (there have been 200K downloads this year)and then bringing more features into it.  What comes with it for free and what are add-ons that you get thru the Essentials family.
  • In the networking space Citrix announced a version of their netscaler app delivery server as a virtual appliance.
  • Managing “OPVs” (other people’s VM’s)
  • What Roger is most excited about:
    • Growing the datacenter into the cloud  — recently released the Xen cloud platform which is a full cloud distro, with a management stack based on open sourcing the Xen server stack.
    • Early next year they are releasing the Xen client type 1, a bare metal client hypervisor.

Pau for now…

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