Collaboration Summit 2013 - 10 Years of Xen and Beyond
The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit 2013 San Francisco, California 10 Years of Xen and Beyond By Lars Kurth In 2013, the Xen Hypervisor will be 10 years old: when Xen was designed, we anticipated a world, which now is known as cloud computing. Today, Xen powers the largest clouds in production and is the basis for several commercial virtualization products. In this talk we will give on overview of Xen and related projects, cover hot developments in the Xen community and outline what comes next. The talk is intended for users and developers that are familiar with virtualization: no deep knowledge is required. We will start with an architectural overview and cover topics such as: Xen and Linux, how to secure your cloud using disaggregation, SELinux and XSM/FLASK, the evolution of Paravirtualization, Xen on ARM and common challenges for open source hypervisors. We will explore the potential of Open Mirage for testing hypervisors. The talk will conclude with an outlook to the future of Xen.