The OpenStack Conference is a nice change of pace from the design summit. The conference is more about announcements, Â case studies, and forward-looking discussion. There is plenty of coverage of these in the blogosphere.
Ewan Mellor and I gave a talk that looked toward the future of the Xen and OpenStack by first looking at the history of Xen.org and the cloud. Visionaries, such as Ian Pratt, started thinking about utility computing even before the Xen hypervisor was even released. You can read about the Xenoservers project that was started in the late 1990s.
In our talk we focused on Xen.org initiatives related to OpenStack, specifically The Xen Cloud Platform, Project Kronos, and Xen on ARM. Please take a look and share your comments with us on the future of Xen in the cloud.