Session Info

Session Title

Building an Open Cloud using OpenStack and Xen

Session Type Tutorial

Duration 45 minutes

Session Description

Xen was built for the cloud, before the term cloud existed and is being used in both the Amazon and Rackspace public cloud. OpenStack is the leading open source software for building public and private clouds. We will take a whistle stop tour of the current state of Xen and OpenStack, look at how they can work together to create an Open Cloud.

While Cloud is for everyone, it is not good for everything. We will discuss what people’s experiences are with their move to the cloud, and discuss what works, and what doesn’t.


John Garbutt (Rackspace)

John Garbutt is a Software Developer at Rackspace, part of the team building their Open Cloud. His work concentrates on how XCP and XenServer integrate with OpenStack. Previously, he was doing a similar role at Citrix. John started working on OpenStack in November 2010, as part of the Citrix research team working on Project Olympus.

John has been a speaker at many conferences including: XenSummit, OpenStack Summit, Citrix Synergy and last year's Cloud East. He is also currently working on a new OpenStack book for O’Reilly.

Based near Cambridge UK, he spends his spare time playing the Tuba.