Interview with Xen Open-Source Virtualization Founder and Citrix VP Ian Pratt - December 15, 2008 - Episode 67
Posted on: Monday, December 15, 2008 3:37:58 AM, Running Time: 00:46:42
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About this Show
In episode 67, Douglas Brown interviews Ian Pratt, Vice President of Advanced Products for Citrix Systems, Inc. Ian is also the co-founder of XenSource, the company Citrix bought and turned into the XenServer solution, along with the head of development of the Xen open-source hypervisor project. Needless to say we were very excited to have Ian on the show.
Ian and Douglas discuss Ian's role at Citrix along with his views on everything from client side hypervisors to virtualization security, to the differences between the Xen hypervisor and Citrix's XenServer hypervisor. Douglas and Ian also discuss the following subjects:
For more information please visit the Xen site at: http://xen.org/
About Ian Pratt
Ian Pratt is a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge and was a senior faculty member of the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory from 1997 to December 2007. During his time at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, he ran the Systems Research Group, where he led development of the Xen open-source hypervisor project. He was a cofounder of XenSource, which was acquired by Citrix in mid-2007. He is now Vice President of Advanced Products for Citrix and remains the chairman of Xen.org.
About Douglas Brown (Host of DABCC Radio)
Douglas Brown worked at Citrix Systems, Inc. as a Senior Systems Engineer from 2001 to 2004 at which time he was voted Systems Engineer of the Year 2002 by his peers and management at Citrix. He was awarded the Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by Microsoft Corporation in 2005 through 2008 for his contributions to the industry. He was also a charter award winner of the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) for his continued support of the Citrix community.
Mr. Brown authored the popular "Methodology in a Box" book covering best practice project management in a Citrix deployment and developed Advanced Print Manager, a software application for the management of printers in a server based computing environment.
Mr. Brown has earned worldwide recognition for his dedication to providing server-based computing and virtualization professionals with proven solutions for implementation, infrastructure design, time-saving utilities, performance tips and best practices. DABCC.com is one of the most frequently visited sites internationally for virtualization and server-based computing information and networking opportunities.
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