Citrix CTO Simon Crosby Discuses Free XenServer Virtualization Podcast – Episode 71
In episode 71, Douglas Brown interviews Simon Crosby, CTO of the Virtualization and Management Division at Citrix Systems. Doug and Simon discuss Citrix’s recent announcement’s around the FREE Citrix XenServer virtualization solution along with the Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V and XenServer products scheduled to be released on April 6, 2009.
Simon answers questions and discusses the following:
• Citrix XenServer Enterprise for FREE
• Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V
• Citrix Essentials for XenServer
• Citrix’s open-source VHD announcement
• The Citrix / Microsoft relationship and where it stands today and how Microsoft will be helping Citrix go to market with Citrix Essentials.
• How XenServer competes against VMware’s ESX server
• Much, Much more..
About Simon Crosby, CTO Virtualization and Management Division, Citrix Systems
Simon Crosby was founder and CTO of XenSource prior to the acquisition of XenSource by Citrix. Previously, Simon was a principal engineer at Intel where he led strategic research in distributed autonomic computing, platform security and trust. He was the founder of CPlane Inc., a network optimization software vendor, where he held a variety of executive roles. Prior to CPlane, Simon was a tenured faculty member at the University of Cambridge, UK, where he led research on network performance and control, and multimedia operating systems. He is author of over 35 research papers and patents on a number of datacenter and networking topics including security, network and server virtualization, resource optimization and performance. In 2007, Simon was awarded a coveted spot as one of InfoWorld’s Top 25 CTOs.