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 — Xen.org 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…