KWLUG meeting Monday 05 June 2006

Virtualization and Xen

This meeting will be held at The Working Centre in Kitchener, Ontario. Our meetings are free and open to those with an interest in Linux.Doors open at 6pm for casual conversation and perhaps a Linux-related video.Virtualization including XEN.

Jim Elliott is a long-time friend of Linux and Open Source. His official title is "Advocate - Infrastructure Solutions and Manager - IBM System z9 and zSeries Operating Systems, IBM Canada Ltd.."

We are really lucky to have Jim to deliver this interesting presentation to us.
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Virtualization is one of the big topics in IT today. But implementations of virtualization environments for operating systems (aka hypervisors) have been around since the late 1960s!

This presentation will provide an overview of the "w5" of virtualization, including virtualization solutions as they exist today across various hardware platforms. The presentation will focus on the Xen Open Source environment.

Jim Elliott's web site.

Jim Elliott is the Advocate for Infrastructure Solutions at IBM Canada. Over a 33 year career at IBM he has had roles in IT operations, systems programming and technical marketing support for IBM Canada and application development for IBM Americas/Far East. From 1992 through 2001 he was a product manager for enterprise operating systems for IBM Canada and then for IBM Americas. From mid-1998 to the end of 2001 he was responsible for launching Linux on IBM mainframes for IBM Americas. At the start of 2002, Jim came back to Canada as Advocate for Infrastructure Solutions, including Linux, Open Source, and Virtualization and in that role leads IBM Canada's activities in this area. Jim also continues in his role as product manager for the System z operating systems in Canada.The presentation is available in the attachment.

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