Citrix Virtualization Podcast with Citrix CTO Simon Crosby – Episode 54
In episode 54, Douglas Brown interviews Simon Crosby, CTO of the Virtualization and Management Division at Citrix Systems. Doug and Simon will discuss Citrix’s virtualization offerings along with how Simon feels about a few of the more controversial subjects “blogged” about over the past few months.
Simon and Doug will also discuss the following areas:
1. Virtualization security.
2. Citrix XenServer’s lack of a “Memory Overcommitment” feature.
3. How the release of Microsoft’s Hyper-V affect’s the virtualization world, how it affects VMware’s ESX and Citrix’s XenServer.
4. Is virtualization management the key to success?
5. What does Citrix have in the works to add value to Hyper-V
6. Will XenServer be replaced by Hyper-V?
7. Why Simon feels Xen in better than VMware ESX.
8. Plus 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.