Monthly Archives: February 2010 Weekly Newsletter Vol 10 No 8

Welcome to the new weekly newsletter with a variety of information to keep you updated on all things Xen. This newsletter is an upgrade from my previous weekly communications and is meant to offer a broader scope of activities. Please feel free to contact me with suggestions for the newsletter.

Xen News

Xen Events

Xen Products

Xen Members in Action

  • MAJOR thanks to Heechul Kim from South Korea who attended the SCALE event to show his management product as well as answer Xen questions
  • Boris Quiroz and Marco Sinhoreli are currently drafting a new article on Xen Cloud Platform for Linux Magazine in Brazil
  • Thanks to Marco Sinhoreli, Keith Coleman, Carpathia Hosting, and Anatoliy Poloz for offering to assist with a mirror site for XCP downloads; still working to enable this feature for
  • Seb Spiers who is assisting in the creation of new online forums for community; expect to see these forums in a few weeks to replace current trial forum on Zoho
  • Mailing Lists SuperStars – Ian Tobin, James Troup, Daniel Stodden, George Dunlap, Jan Beulich, and Ravi Kerur

Xen Weekly Stats

  • Project Golden Ratio Statistics will be posted on Monday next week as the month of February closes – this is the first opportunity for the community to see monthly comparison data

The complete newsletter with all data including the summary of all xen-users/xen-devel/xen-api mailing lists can be found at

Community Manager and Antarctica

At SCALE this past weekend, I did a short interview with The The Bitsource is an online publication and research lab with a primary focus on IT operations and Web development. The Bitsource brings together best-in-class research, reviews, and most importantly; the people who make it happen.

From the interview…

I had the chance to speak with Stephen Spector of about his work on this exciting virtualization project. We spoke about the basics of Xen, Xen development, and Xen in Antarctica, which is one of the goals for the Xen Around the World project.

What does Xen do?

Xen is a collaboration between industry giants, universities, and hobbyists to provide an open source (GPLv2) hypervisor for server virtualization. The hypervisor provides a layer between the guest and the hardware allowing for multiple operating systems to be run on the same server.

Full  interview is here.

Finally, if you visit the BitSource home page and people page you will see that I am listed with such heavyweights as Mark Shuttleworth, Eric Hammond, Brian Behlendorf, Justin Erenkrantz, and Clem Cole. is moving up in the world to be listed with such groups as Apache, USENIX, Canonical, etc.